apothecaries' weight

noun

Definition of apothecaries' weight

: a system of weights used chiefly by pharmacists

called also apothecary weight

— see Weights and Measures Table

First Known Use of apothecaries' weight

1700, in the meaning defined above

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“Apothecaries' weight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apothecaries%27%20weight. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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apothecaries' weight

noun

Medical Definition of apothecaries' weight

: 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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