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

noun
apoth·e·car·ies' measure | \ə-ˈpäth-ə-ˌker-ēz- \

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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