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Meaning of APOTHECARIES' WEIGHT

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces
 
 Synonyms: apothecaries' unit
 
 See Also: apothecaries' ounce, apothecaries' pound, drachm, drachma, dram, grain, ounce, scruple, troy ounce, troy pound, weight, weight unit

 

 

 

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