microgram

1 [mahy-kruh-gram]
noun
a unit of mass or weight equal to one millionth of a gram, used chiefly in microchemistry. Symbol: μg
Also, especially British, microgramme.


Origin:
1885–90; micro- + -gram2

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microgram

2 [mahy-kruh-gram]
noun
micrograph ( def 2 ).

Origin:
micro- + -gram1

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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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Example sentences
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.
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