microgramme

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 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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