amalgam /əˈmalɡəm/


I. noun

1. a mixture or blend

a curious amalgam of the traditional and the modern.
[Chemistry] an alloy of mercury with another metal, especially one used for dental fillings.

[as modifier]

amalgam fillings.
– origin late 15th cent.: from French amalgame or medieval Latin amalgama, from Greek malagma ‘an emollient’.

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