hectogram

hectogram

[hek-tuh-gram]
noun
a unit of mass or weight equal to 100 grams, equivalent to 3.527 ounces avoirdupois. Abbreviation: hg
Also, hektogram; especially British, hectogramme.


Origin:
1800–10; hecto- + -gram2

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hectogram or hectogramme (ˈhɛktəʊˌɡræm)
 
n
hg one hundred grams. 1 hectogram is equivalent to 3.527 ounces
 
hectogramme or hectogramme
 
n

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