apothecaries' weight


apothecaries' weight

noun

Definition of APOTHECARIES' WEIGHT

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

First Known Use of APOTHECARIES' WEIGHT

1765

apothecaries' weight

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of APOTHECARIES' WEIGHT

: 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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