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uncia

[ uhn-shee-uh ]
/ ˈʌn ʃi ə /
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noun, plural un·ci·ae [uhn-shee-ee]. /ˈʌn ʃiˌi/.
a bronze coin of ancient Rome, the 12th part of an as.
(in prescriptions) an ounce of weight or volume.
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Origin of uncia

1685–95; <Latin: a twelfth part, akin to ūnus one; cf. inch1
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