amalgam

Noun
  1. 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 (synset 114740711)
  2. A combination or blend of diverse things (synset 107980601)
    "his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas"

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