gramme [ gram ] SHOW IPA / græm / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | Definition for gramme (2 of 2) gram 1 [ gram ] SHOW IPA / græm / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun a metric unit of mass or weight equal to 15.432 grains; one thousandth of a kilogram. : g Abbreviation
, especially British gramme. Origin of gram 1 1790–1800; < French gramme < Late Latin gramma a small weight < Greek grámma something drawn, a small weight
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Finally, let us cite an instrument designed for demonstrating the principle of the
In men doses of half a
gramme (7·7 grains) act as an antipyretic, relieve neuralgia and have weak narcotic effects.
At all events, it is probable that the system has grown old since
Gramme invented his collector.
gramme of ore is usually taken for assay and treated in a small flask or beaker with 10 cc. British Dictionary definitions for gramme (1 of 3) noun a metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram. It is equivalent to 15.432 grains or 0.002 205 pounds Symbol: g Word Origin for gram
C18: from French
gramme, from Late Latin gramma, from Greek: small weight, from graphein to write British Dictionary definitions for gramme (2 of 3) noun any of several leguminous plants, such as the beans Phaseolus mungo ( black gram or urd) and P. aureus ( green gram), whose seeds are used as food in India the seed of any of these plants Word Origin for gram
C18: from Portuguese
gram (modern spelling grão), from Latin grānum grain British Dictionary definitions for gramme (3 of 3) Word Origin for gram
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Word Origin and History for gramme n.
metric unit of weight," 1797, from French
gramme (18c.), from Late Latin gramma "small weight," from Greek gramma "small weight," originally "letter of the alphabet," from stem of graphein "to draw, write" (see -graphy). Adopted into English about two years before it was established in France as a unit in the metric system by law of 19 frimaire, year VIII (1799).
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Medicine definitions for gramme (1 of 2) n. A metric unit of mass equal to 15.432 grains, one thousandth (10 -3) of a kilogram, or 0.035 ounce. Medicine definitions for gramme (2 of 2) Gram Hans Christian Joachim 1853-1938 Danish physician who developed (1884) Gram's stain as a method of distinguishing types of bacteria.
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Science definitions for gramme (1 of 2) A unit of mass in the metric system, equal to 0.001 kilogram or 0.035 ounce. See Table at measurement. Science definitions for gramme (2 of 2) Gram Hans Christian Joachim 1853-1938 Danish bacteriologist who in 1884 developed a method of staining bacteria, called Gram's stain or Gram's dye, that is used to identify and classify bacteria, often from samples of infected body fluids. The classification, called gram-negative or gram-positive, can be useful in the initial selection of antibiotics to treat the infection.
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