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[mahy-kruh-gram] /ˈmaɪ krəˌgræm/
noun
1.
a unit of mass or weight equal to one millionth of a gram, used chiefly in microchemistry. Symbol: μg.
Also, especially British, microgramme.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; micro- + -gram2

microgram2

[mahy-kruh-gram] /ˈmaɪ krəˌgræm/
noun
1.
micrograph (def 2).
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Examples from the web for microgram
  • The mouth washings had removed all but one microgram, an infinitesimal but nevertheless hazardous amount.
  • The units are microgram per kilogram body weight per day.
  • The first mouthful contained almost one-half microgram of plutonium.
microgram in Medicine

microgram mi·cro·gram (mī'krə-grām')
n.

Abbr. μg A unit of weight equal to one-millionth (10-6) of a gram.

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