- one 100th of a gram, equivalent to 0.1543 grain. Abbreviation: cg
Also especially British, cen·ti·gramme.
Origin of centigram
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- one hundredth of a gram
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Word Origin and History for centigram
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- A metric unit of mass equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a gram.
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- A unit of weight in the metric system equal to 0.01 gram. See Table at measurement.
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