decigram

[ des-i-gram ]
/ ˈdɛs ɪˌgræm /

noun

a unit of mass or weight equal to 1/10 (0.1) gram (1.543 grains). Abbreviation: dg

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Also especially British, dec·i·gramme.

Origin of decigram

From the French word décigramme, dating back to 1800–10. See deci-, -gram2
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