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avoirdupois weight

noun

Definition of AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT

:  the series of units of weight based on the pound of 16 ounces and the ounce of 16 drams — see weight table

First Known Use of AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT

1619

Other Weights and Measures Terms

calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain
Medical Dictionary

avoirdupois weight

noun

Medical Definition of AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT

:  a system of weights based on a pound of 16 ounces and an ounce of 437.5 grains (28.350 grams) and in general use in the United States except for precious metals, gems, and drugs

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