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scruple

 (℈) (scr) [skroo´pl]
in the apothecaries' system, a unit of weight equal to 20 grains (1.296 grams).

scru·ple

(skrū'pĕl),
An apothecaries' weight of 20 grains or one third of a dram.
[L. scrupulus, a small sharp stone, a weight, the 24th part of an ounce, a scruple, dim. of scrupus, a sharp stone]

scruple

(skro͞o′pəl)
n.
A unit of apothecary weight equal to about 1.3 grams, or 20 grains.

scruple

[skro̅o̅′pəl]
Etymology: L, scrupulus, small stone
a measure of weight in the apothecaries' system equal to 20 grains or 1.296 g. See also apothecaries' weight, metric system.

scru·ple

(skrū'pĕl)
An apothecaries' weight of 20 grains or one third of a dram.

scru·ple

(skrū'pĕl)
An apothecaries' weight of 20 grains or one third of a dram.

scruple

a unit of weight of the apothecaries' system, equal to 20 grains; the equivalent of 1.296 g.
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