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 (mg) [mil´ĭ-gram]
one thousandth (10−3) of a gram.

mil·li·gram (mg),

(mil'i-gram), Avoid the incorrect abbreviation mgm.
One thousandth of a gram.


/mil·li·gram/ (mg) (mil´ĭ-gram) one thousandth (10−3) of a gram.

milligram (mg)

Etymology: L, mille + Fr, gramme, small weight
a metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a gram.


(mg) (mil'i-gram)
One thousandth of a gram.


one-thousandth (10−3) of a gram; equivalent of 0.015432 grain avoirdupois or apothecaries' weight; abbreviated mg.
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