apothecaries' weight

noun

: a system of weights used chiefly by pharmacists

called also apothecary weight

see Weights and Measures Table

Word History

First Known Use

1700, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apothecaries' weight was in 1700

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“Apothecaries' weight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apothecaries%27%20weight. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

apothecaries' weight

noun

: a system of weights used chiefly by pharmacists see measure

Medical Definition

apothecaries' weight

noun

: a system of weights used chiefly by pharmacists in compounding medical prescriptions that include the pound of 12 ounces, the dram of 60 grains, and the scruple

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