Apothecaries' weight

Definition of Apothecaries' weight

the system of weights by which medical prescriptions were formerly compounded. The pound and ounce are the same as in Troy weight; they differ only in the manner of subdivision. The ounce is divided into 8 drams, 24 scruples, 480 grains. See Troy weight.

See also: Apothecary

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apothecaries' ounce, apothecaries' pound, apothecaries' unit, drachm, drachma, dram, grain, ounce, scruple, troy ounce, troy pound, weight, weight unit
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