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apothecaries' weight

noun

Definition of apothecaries' weight

  1. :  a system of weights used chiefly by pharmacists —called also apothecary weight — see weight table



1765

First Known Use of apothecaries' weight

1765


Medical Dictionary

apothecaries' weight

noun

Medical Definition of apothecaries' weight

  1. :  a system of weights used chiefly by pharmacists in compounding medical prescriptions that include the pound of 12 ounces, the dram of 60 grains, and the scruple




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