decigram

noun

deci·​gram ˈde-sə-ˌgram How to pronounce decigram (audio)
: a unit of mass equal to ¹/₁₀ gram see Metric System Table

Word History

Etymology

French décigramme, from déci- + gramme gram

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of decigram was in 1810

Dictionary Entries Near decigram

Cite this Entry

“Decigram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decigram. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

decigram

noun
deci·​gram ˈdes-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce decigram (audio)
: a unit of mass equal to ⅒ gram see metric system

Medical Definition

decigram

noun
deci·​gram
variants also British decigramme
: a metric unit of mass and weight equal to ¹/₁₀ gram
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