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Definition 1: any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces - [noun denoting quantity]

(apothecaries' unit is a kind of ...) a unit used to measure weight

"he placed two weights in the scale pan"

(... is a kind of apothecaries' unit ) 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams

(... is a kind of apothecaries' unit ) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains

(... is a kind of apothecaries' unit ) a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains

(... is a kind of apothecaries' unit ) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a troy pound

(... is a kind of apothecaries' unit ) an apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces or 373.242 grams

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