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Meaning of "apothecaries' weight" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF APOTHECARIES' WEIGHT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APOTHECARIES' WEIGHT

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Apothecaries' weight is a noun.
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WHAT DOES APOTHECARIES' WEIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

apothecaries' weight

Apothecaries' system

The apothecaries' system of weights is a historical system of mass units that were used by physicians and apothecaries for medical recipes, and also sometimes by scientists. The English version of the system is closely related with the English troy system of weights, the pound and grain being exactly the same in both. It divides a pound into 12 ounces, an ounce into 8 drachms, and a drachm into 3 scruples or 60 grains. This exact form of the system was used in the United Kingdom; in some of its former colonies it survived well into the 20th century. The apothecaries' system of measures is a similar system of volume units based on the fluid ounce. For a long time, medical recipes were written in Latin, often using special symbols to denote weights and measures. The use of different measure and weight systems depending on the purpose was an almost universal phenomenon in Europe between the decline of the Roman Empire and metrication. This was connected with international commerce, especially with the need to use the standards of the target market and to compensate for a common weighing practice that caused a difference between actual and nominal weight.

Definition of apothecaries' weight in the English dictionary

The definition of apothecaries' weight in the dictionary is a system of weights, formerly used in pharmacy, based on the Troy ounce, which contains 480 grains. 1 grain is equal to 0.065 gram.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE APOTHECARIES' WEIGHT

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Synonyms and antonyms of apothecaries' weight in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «apothecaries' weight» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

药剂师的体重
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

peso boticarios
570 millions of speakers

English

apothecaries´ weight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

apothecaries ´ वजन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الوزن العطارين /
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вес аптекарский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

peso dos perfumistas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এপোতেসিনারি ´ওজন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le poids de apothicaires
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berat badan apoteker
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gewicht Apotheker
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

薬剤師の体重
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

약제사 ´ 무게
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bobot apothecaries
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Translator English - Vietnamese

trọng lượng apothecaries ´
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கருவிழி ´எடை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Apothecaries ´वजन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Eczacıların ağırlığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

peso speziali /
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

waga aptekarze ´
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вага аптекарський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

greutate spițeri /
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

βάρος φαρμακοποιοί »
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

aptekers ´ gewig
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

apothecaries ´ vikt
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

lager salve vekt
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APOTHECARIES' WEIGHT»

Discover the use of apothecaries' weight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to apothecaries' weight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pharmaceutical Journal;: A Weekly Record of Pharmacy and ...
Local standards of apothecaries' weights should have their denominations, or abbreviations thereof, en graved or stamped on them as follows : — □ 10 ounces , apothecaries' weight. 8 ounces, apothecaries' weight. 0 ounces, apothecaries' ...
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The American student's guide: containing a compendious ...
... remainder under the drs. and add the quotient to the ounces. 4. Add the ounces and divide the sum by 12, (because 12 ounces make 1 lb, Apothecaries Weight) — set the remainder under the ouncos, and add the quotient to the pounds* 5.
George Alfred, 1834
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Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
Kquivalents: 1 grain (which is the same as the grain in troy weight and apothecaries' weight) = .064790 gram; 1 ounce = .91 It "'8 ounce of troy weight or apothecaries' weight; 1 pound = 1.21528 pounds of troy weight or apothecaries' weight; ...
Robert E. Cornish, 1973
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A practical arithmetic
Apothecaries' Weight is used by apothecaries in mixing medicines. They buy and sell their drugs, in quantities, by Avoirdupois Weight. 20 grains (gr.) 3 scruples, 8 drams, 12 ounces, Table. make 1 scruple, . 1 dram, 1 ounce, . 1 pound, . sc. dr.
George Payn Quackenbos, George Roberts Perkins, 1889
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Sadler's Counting House Arithmetic: A New and Improved Work ...
APOTHECARIES' WEIGHT. Art. 291. — Apothecaries' Weight is used in compounding dry medicines. The denomination and symbols of Apothecaries' Weight are shown in the following TABLE. 20 Grains (gr xx), equal 1 Scruple 3 I 8 Drams ...
Warren H. Sadler, Andrew J. Nugent, 1884
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The weights and measures acts 1878 to 1904: Being only those ...
DRUGS WHEN SOLD BY RETAIL MAY BE SOLD BY APOTHECARIES WEIGHT. -There is no reference in the W. & M.A. 1878 to the relationship that exists between apothecaries weight and measure and the imperial standards. Board of  ...
John Devonald Fletcher, 1908
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The New Business Arithmetic: A Treatise on Commercial ...
Apothecaries' Weight 162. Apothecaries' Weight is used by druggists in compounding medicines. Druggists purchase their medicines at wholesale by avoirdupois weight. TABLE 20 grains (gr. xx) makel scruple. . .sc. or 3. 3 scruples Oiij) " 1 ...
James A. Lyons, 1912
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The new business arithmetic: a treatise on commercial ...
Apothecaries' Weight 162. Apothecaries' Weight is used by druggists in compounding medicines. Druggists purchase their medicines at wholesale by avoirdupois weight. TABLE 20 grains (gr. xx) makel scruple. . .sc. or 3. 3 scruples (3iij) " 1 ...
Orville Marcellus Powers, 1906
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A practical treatise on arithmetic: wherein every principle ...
wherein every principle taught is explained in a simple and obvious manner ... To which is added two methods of book-keeping, with examples for exercise. apothecaries' weight. Apothecaries' Weight is used in compounding medicines, but ...
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The Britannica Guide to Numbers and Measurement
Apothecaries' weight is a traditional system of weight in the British Isles used for the measuring and dispensing of pharmaceutical items and based on the grain, scruple (20 grains), dram (3 scruples), ounce (8 drams), and pound (12 ounces).
William L. Hosch, 2010

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