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centigram

[sen-ti-gram] /ˈsɛn tɪˌgræm/
noun
1.
one 100th of a gram, equivalent to 0.1543 grain.
Abbreviation: cg.
Also, especially British, centigramme.
Origin of centigram
1795-1805
From the French word centigramme, dating back to 1795-1805. See centi-, -gram2
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British Dictionary definitions for centigram

centigram

/ˈsɛntɪˌɡræm/
noun
1.
one hundredth of a gram
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Word Origin and History for centigram
n.

also centigramme, 1801, from French centigramme; see centi- + gram.

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centigram in Medicine

centigram cen·ti·gram (sěn'tĭ-grām')
n.
A metric unit of mass equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a gram.

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centigram in Science
centigram
  (sěn'tĭ-grām')   
A unit of weight in the metric system equal to 0.01 gram. See Table at measurement.
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