erg

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noun \ˈərg\

Definition of erg

  1. :  a centimeter-gram-second unit of work equal to the work done by a force of one dyne acting through a distance of one centimeter and equivalent to 10−7 joule

Origin and Etymology of erg

Greek ergon work — more at work


First Known Use: 1873


erg-

combining form

Definition of erg-

  1. :  work <ergometer>

Variants of erg-

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ergo-

Origin and Etymology of erg-

Greek, from ergon


Medical Dictionary

erg

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noun \ˈərg\

Medical Definition of erg

  1. :  a cgs unit of work equal to the work done by a force of one dyne acting through a distance of one centimeter and equivalent to 10−7 joule


ERG

abbreviation

Medical Definition of ERG

  1. electroretinogram


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