Medical Dictionary


noun ki·lo·gram

Medical Definition of KILOGRAM

:  the base unit of mass in the International System of Units that is equal to the mass of a prototype agreed upon by international convention and that is nearly equal to the mass of 1000 cubic centimeters of water at the temperature of its maximum density
:  a unit of force equal to the weight of a kilogram mass under a gravitational attraction equal to that of the earth

Variants of KILOGRAM

ki·lo·gram or chiefly British ki·lo·gramme \ˈkil-ə-ˌgram, ˈkē-lə-\
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