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microgram1

[mahy-kruh-gram]
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noun
  1. a unit of mass or weight equal to one millionth of a gram, used chiefly in microchemistry. Symbol: μg
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Also especially British, mi·cro·gramme.

Origin of microgram1

First recorded in 1885–90; micro- + -gram2

microgram2

[mahy-kruh-gram]
noun
  1. micrograph(def 2).
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Origin of microgram2

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Historical Examples

  • It was balanced to a microgram—to a millionth of the combined weight of three aspirin tablets.

    Space Platform

    Murray Leinster


microgram in Medicine

microgram

(mīkrə-grăm′)
n.
  1. A unit of weight equal to one-millionth (10-6) of a gram.
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