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 (lb) [pownd]
1. in the avoirdupois system, a unit of weight equal to 16 ounces (453.6 grams).
2. in the apothecaries' system, a unit of weight equal to 12 ounces (373.2 grams).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A unit of weight, containing 12 ounces, apothecaries' weight, or 16 ounces, avoirdupois.
[A.S. pund; L. pondus, weight]
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(lb) (pownd)
A unit of weight, containing 12 ounces (apothecaries' weight) or 16 ounces (avoirdupois); equivalent to .453 kilograms.
[A.S. pund; L. pondus, weight]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Unit of weight, containing 12 ounces, apothecaries' weight, or 16 ounces, avoirdupois.
[A.S. pund; L. pondus, weight]
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