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platinum foil

Pronunciation: plat'i-num foyl

Definition: Pure platinum rolled into extremely thin sheets; its high fusing point makes it suitable as a matrix for various soldering procedures in dentistry and also suitable for providing internal form to porcelain restorations during their fabrication.

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