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scruple

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

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

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

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