amalgam tattoo

n.

A bluish-black or gray lesion of the oral mucous membrane caused by accidental implantation of silver amalgam into the tissue during tooth restoration or extraction.

Nearby words

  1. amalek,
  2. amalekite,
  3. amalekites,
  4. amalfi,
  5. amalgam,
  6. amalgamate,
  7. amalgamation,
  8. amalgamize,
  9. amalia,
  10. amalthaea


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