apothecaries' unit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n apothecaries' unit any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces
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Usage

In literature:

In April 1606 James I. incorporated the apothecaries as one of the city companies, uniting them with the grocers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Cloud, a young man of worth and respectability, was united in marriage to Julienne, daughter of an apothecary of the same place.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 15, August, 1851" by Various
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