The definition of an amalgam is a mixture of metals and mercury, which can be man-made or can be naturally occurring.(noun)
An example of an amalgam is a mixture of silver and mercury which is used as a dental filling.
See amalgam in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < ML amalgama, prob. via Ar < Gr malagma, an emollient < malassein, to soften: for IE base see mill
See amalgam in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French amalgame
Origin: , from Medieval Latin amalgama
Origin: , probably ultimately from Greek malagma, soft mass.
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