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microgram

 (μg) [mi´kro-gram]
one millionth (10−6) of a gram.

mi·cro·gram (γ, mcg),

(mī'krō-gram), It is recommended that, in handwritten material and in computer work, this word be written in full, because both human beings and computers may misread the abbreviation μg as mg and the abbreviation γ as g. Alternatively the abbreviation mcg may be used.
One millionth of a gram.

mi·cro·gram

(mcg) (mī'krō-gram)
One millionth of a gram.

mi·cro·gram

(mī'krō-gram)
One millionth of a gram.
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Even today, the savvy smuggler or illegal drug chemist might find useful counterintelligence in Microgram. The December 2003 issue notes that drug-sniffing canines have failed to detect bales of marijuana sealed inside honey and wax, which suggests a workable method for getting weed across the U.S.-Mexican border (or a potential trap).
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