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gold al·loy

an alloy whose principal ingredient is gold, usually contains copper or platinum and silver; used in dentistry for restorations requiring considerable strength.

gold alloy

An alloy of gold with copper, silver, platinum, or other metals added for strength or hardness. Pure gold is rated 24 carats. A gold alloy that contains other metals is less than 24 carats. Thus, 18 parts of gold mixed with 6 parts of another metal would be rated as 18-carat gold.
See also: gold

gold al·loy

(gōld aloy)
Alloy with gold as principal ingredient; used in dentistry for restorations requiring considerable strength.
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