- a unit of mass or weight equal to one thousandth of a gram, and equivalent to 0.0154 grain. Abbreviation: mg
Origin of milligram
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Blaine groaned as his friend called for the equivalent of a milligram of radium.The Copper-Clad World
The masses commonly used are the milligram, gram and kilogram.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
Sulphate of eserine is employed like eserine, internally under the form of granules containing up to one milligram.
Four milligrams of aconitine in the organs he studied, and they say one milligram is enough to kill.The Trial of Callista Blake
One milligram of californium-252 will spontaneously produce over 10⁹ neutrons per second.The Atomic Fingerprint
- one thousandth of a gramSymbol: mg
Word Origin for milligram
- A metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a gram.
- A unit of mass or weight in the metric system equal to 0.001 gram. See Table at measurement.