centigram

noun
cen·​ti·​gram | \ ˈsen-tə-ˌgram How to pronounce centigram (audio) , ˈsän- \

Definition of centigram

: a unit of mass equal to ¹/₁₀₀ gram — see Metric System Table

Examples of centigram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, the affidavit says, that led to finding a centigram of methamphetamine, 42.3 grams of marijuana, 9.7 grams of heroin, two guns and several rounds of ammunition. David J. Neal, miamiherald, 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of centigram

1795, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of centigram was in 1795

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“Centigram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centigram. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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centigram

noun
cen·​ti·​gram | \ ˈsen-tə-ˌgram How to pronounce centigram (audio) \

Kids Definition of centigram

: a unit of weight equal to ¹/₁₀₀ gram

centigram

noun
cen·​ti·​gram
variants: or chiefly British centigramme \ -​ˌgram How to pronounce centigram (audio) \

Medical Definition of centigram

: a unit of mass and weight equal to ¹/₁₀₀ gram

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