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 (pg) [pi´ko-gram]
one trillionth (10−12) of a gram.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pi·co·gram (pg),

(pī'kō-gram, pē'kō-gram),
One trillionth of a gram.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


(pg) (pī'kō-gram)
One trillionth of a gram.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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