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1. amalgam

noun. ['əˈmælgəm'] a combination or blend of diverse things.

Antonyms

  • nonmetallic

Etymology

  • amalgama (Latin)
  • μάλαγμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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  • algom

2. amalgam

noun. ['əˈmælgəm'] an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams.

Synonyms

  • dental amalgam
  • metal

Antonyms

  • nonalignment

Etymology

  • amalgama (Latin)
  • μάλαγμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. dental

noun. ['ˈdɛntəl'] a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge.

Synonyms

  • consonant
  • alveolar consonant
  • dental consonant

Antonyms

  • inconsistent
  • inharmonious
  • stem vowel
  • shwa

Etymology

  • dentalis (Latin)
  • dens (Latin)

Example sentences of the word dental-amalgam


1. Noun Phrase
Some concerns about the elemental mercury in dental amalgam are not related to allergies but to the possibility of inhaling small amounts of mercury vapor from the fillings.

2. Noun Phrase
The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, considers the use of dental amalgam safe for adults and for children age 6 and older 2.

3. Noun Phrase
However, the FDA recommends that pregnant and nursing women discuss concerns about dental amalgam with their doctors and dentists.

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