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microgram

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[ mahy-kruh-gram ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌgræm /
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noun
a unit of mass or weight equal to one millionth of a gram, used chiefly in microchemistry. Symbol: μg
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Also especially British, mi·cro·gramme .

Origin of microgram

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First recorded in 1885–90; micro- + -gram2

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microgram2
[ mahy-kruh-gram ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌgræm /

noun

Origin of microgram

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Medical definitions for microgram

microgram
[ mīkrə-grăm′ ]

n.
A unit of weight equal to one-millionth (10-6) of a gram.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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