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

Nearby words

  1. deciduous dentition,
  2. deciduous membrane,
  3. deciduous tooth,
  4. deciduous trees and shrubs,
  5. deciduously,
  6. decile,
  7. deciliter,
  8. decilitre,
  9. decillion,
  10. decimal

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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