apothecary weight
noun see apothecaries' weight

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • apothecary weight — noun see apothecaries weight …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apothecary — A*poth e*ca*ry, n.; pl. {Apothecaries}. [OE. apotecarie, fr. LL. apothecarius, fr. L. apotheca storehouse, Gr. apo, fr. ? to put away; ? from + ? to put: cf. F. apothicaire, OF. apotecaire. See {Thesis}.] One who prepares and sells drugs or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weight — The product of the force of gravity, defined internationally as 9.80665 m/s2, times the mass of the body. [A.S. gewiht] apothecaries w. an obsolescent system of weights based upon the w. of a grain of wheat. Has been used for centuries in… …   Medical dictionary

  • apothecary weights —    a version of the troy weight system formerly used by apothecaries (pharmacists). The troy pound, equal to 373.242 grams or 13.165 72 avoirdupois ounces, is always divided into 12 ounces, each ounce being equal to 480 grains. In the apothecary… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • apothecary — n. (pl. ies) archaic a chemist licensed to dispense medicines and drugs. Phrases and idioms: apothecaries measure (or weight) Brit. units of weight and liquid volume formerly used in pharmacy. Usage: 12 ounces = one pound; 20 fluid ounces = one… …   Useful 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' weight — noun Date: 1765 a system of weights used chiefly by pharmacists called also apothecary weight see weight table …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Apothecaries' weight — Apothecary A*poth e*ca*ry, n.; pl. {Apothecaries}. [OE. apotecarie, fr. LL. apothecarius, fr. L. apotheca storehouse, Gr. apo, fr. ? to put away; ? from + ? to put: cf. F. apothicaire, OF. apotecaire. See {Thesis}.] One who prepares and sells… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lb. — lb. (pound) n. unit of weight equal to 16 ounces (equal to 454 grams); unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces lb. (libra) unit of weight in ancient Rome equalling approximately 12 ounces …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pound — paÊŠnd n. unit of weight equal to 16 ounces (equal to 454 grams); unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces; unit of currency; unit of measurement; pound key on a telephone; pen, yard; strike, hit v. punch, strike; hit, beat; shatter, smash;… …   English contemporary dictionary

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