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centigram

[sen-ti-gram]
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noun
  1. one 100th of a gram, equivalent to 0.1543 grain. Abbreviation: cg
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Also especially British, cen·ti·gramme.

Origin of centigram

From the French word centigramme, dating back to 1795–1805. See centi-, -gram2
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  • Page 77—the first reference to centigram has been amended from c. to cgm.

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British Dictionary definitions for centigram

centigram

centigramme

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

(sĕntĭ-grăm′)
n.
  1. A metric unit of mass equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a gram.
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centigram in Science

centigram

[sĕntĭ-grăm′]
  1. A unit of weight in the metric system equal to 0.01 gram. See Table at measurement.
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