apothecaries' measure

noun

Definition of apothecaries' measure

: a system of liquid units of measure used chiefly by pharmacists

called also apothecary measure

First Known Use of apothecaries' measure

1776, in the meaning defined above

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“Apothecaries' measure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apothecaries%27%20measure. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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apothecaries' measure

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apoth·​e·​car·​ies' measure | \ ə-ˈpäth-ə-ˌker-ēz- How to pronounce apothecaries' measure (audio) \

Medical Definition of apothecaries' measure

: a system of liquid units of measure used in compounding medical prescriptions that include the gallon, pint, fluid ounce, fluid dram, and minim

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