Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈpand\
plural pounds also pound

Medical Definition of POUND

:  any of various units of mass and weight: as a :  a unit of troy weight equal to 12 troy ounces or 5760 grains or 0.3732417216 kilogram formerly used in weighing gold, silver, and a few other costly materials—called also troy pound b :  a unit of avoirdupois weight equal to 16 avoirdupois ounces or 7000 grains or 0.45359237 kilogram—called also avoirdupois pound
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