apothecaries' measure

apothecaries' measure
noun Date: circa 1900 a system of liquid units of measure used chiefly by pharmacists — called also apothecary measure

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  • apothecaries' measure — n. Pharmacy a system of fluid measure using minims, fluid drams, and fluid ounces: see the table of weights and measures in the Reference Supplement …   English World dictionary

  • apothecaries' measure — (also apothecaries weight) noun historical a system of units formerly used in pharmacy for liquid volume (or weight), based on the fluid ounce and the ounce troy …   English new terms dictionary

  • apothecaries'measure — a·poth·e·car·ies measure (ə pŏthʹĭ kĕr ēz) n. A system of liquid volume measure used in pharmacy. It has been largely replaced by measures of the metric system. * * * …   Universalium

  • apothecaries' measure — apoth·e·car·ies measure ə päth ə .ker ēz n a system of liquid units of measure used in compounding medical prescriptions that include the gallon, pint, fluid ounce, fluid dram, and minim …   Medical dictionary

  • apothecaries' measure — noun or apothecary measure : the series of liquid units of capacity (gallon, pint, fluid ounce, fluid dram, minim) that are used by pharmacists …   Useful english dictionary

  • apothecaries' measure — a system of units used chiefly in compounding and dispensing liquid drugs. In the U.S. 60 minims = 1 fluid dram (f); 8 fluid drams = 1 fluid ounce (f); 16 fluid ounces = 1 pint (O.); 8 pints = 1 gallon (C.) (231 cubic inches). In Great Britain 20 …   Universalium

  • apothecaries' measure — apoth′ecaries meas ure n. a system of units used chiefly in compounding and dispensing liquid drugs …   From formal English to slang

  • apothecaries' measure — /əˈpɒθəkriz mɛʒə/ (say uh pothuhkreez mezhuh) noun a system of units formerly used in compounding and dispensing liquid drugs …   Australian English dictionary

  • apothecaries' weight — noun any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces • Syn: ↑apothecaries unit • Hypernyms: ↑weight unit, ↑weight • Hyponyms: ↑grain, ↑scruple, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apothecaries' system — |The basic form of the apothecaries system is essentially a subset of the Roman weight system. An apothecaries pound normally consisted of 12 ounces. (In France this was changed to 16 ounces, and in Spain the customary unit was the marco , a mark …   Wikipedia

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