cgs

abbreviation

Definition of cgs

  1. centimeter-gram-second


Medical Dictionary

cgs

adjective , often capitalized C&G&S

Medical Definition of cgs

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a system of units based on the centimeter as the unit of length, the gram as the unit of mass, and the second defined as 1/86,400 of a mean solar day as the unit of time cgs units


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