Pronunciation

MEH-guh-pa-skal, MEH-guh-pah-skahl

Variations

MPa

Definition

  • A unit of pressure measurement equal to 1,000,000 pascals (Pa), or 1,000,000 Newtons per square meter, or approximately 145 psi (pounds per square inch). Used to measure the strength of dental materials.

Related terms

tensile strength, yield strength