milligram


mil·li·gram

noun \-ˌgram\

: a weight equal to 1/1000 gram

Full Definition of MILLIGRAM

:  a unit of mass equal to 11000 gram — see metric system table

Origin of MILLIGRAM

French milligramme, from milli- + gramme gram
First Known Use: 1797

mil·li·gram

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MILLIGRAM

: one thousandth of a gram—abbreviation mg

Variants of MILLIGRAM

mil·li·gram or chiefly British mil·li·gramme \-ˌgram\

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