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Amalgam n. [ME amalgame, fr. MF, fr. ML amalgama] [15c] 1: an alloy of mercury with another metal that is solid or liquid at room temperature according to the proportion of mercury present and is used esp. in making tooth cements 2: a mixture of different elements: Combination
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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