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dekagram

or decagram

[dek-uh-gram] /ˈdɛk əˌgræm/
noun
1.
a unit of mass or weight equal to 10 grams (0.3527 ounce avoirdupois).
Abbreviation: dag.
Also, especially British, dekagramme.
Origin of dekagram
1800-1810
From the French word décagramme, dating back to 1800-10. See deka-, -gram2
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