apothecaries' weight


Definition of apothecaries' weight

: a system of weights used chiefly by pharmacists

called also apothecary weight

— see Weights and Measures Table

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1700, in the meaning defined above

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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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