milligram

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noun mil·li·gram \-ˌgram\

Definition of milligram

  1. :  a unit of mass equal to 11000 gram — see metric system table

Origin and Etymology of milligram

French milligramme, from milli- + gramme gram


First Known Use: 1797


MILLIGRAM Defined for English Language Learners

milligram

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noun mil·li·gram \-ˌgram\

Definition of milligram for English Language Learners

  • : a weight equal to 1/1000 gram


MILLIGRAM Defined for Kids

milligram

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noun mil·li·gram \ˈmi-lə-ˌgram\

Definition of milligram for Students

  1. :  a unit of weight equal to 1/1000 gram


Medical Dictionary

milligram

noun mil·li·gram
variants: or chiefly British

milligramme

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Medical Definition of milligram

  1. :  one thousandth of a gram—abbreviation mg



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