a system of weights used chiefly in compounding and dispensing drugs: 20 grains = 1 scruple (℈); 3 scruples = 1 dram (dr); 8 drams = 1 ounce); 12 ounces = 1 pound. The grain, ounce, and pound are the same as in troy weight, the grain alone being the same as in avoirdupois weight.
a system of weights, formerly used in pharmacy, based on the Troy ounce, which contains 480 grains. 1 grain is equal to 0.065 gram
apothecaries’ weight n.
A system of weights used in compounding prescriptions and in which an ounce equals 480 grains and a pound equals 12 ounces.
A system of weights used in pharmacy and based on an ounce equal to 480 grains and a pound equal to 12 ounces. It has been largely replaced by measures of the metric system.
- Apothecary jar
a small, covered jar, formerly used by druggists to hold pharmaceuticals, now chiefly in household use to hold spices, candies, cosmetics, etc., and sometimes decorated, as a lamp base or flower vase.
the fruit of certain lichens and fungi: usually an open, saucer-shaped or cup-shaped body, the inner surface of which is covered with a layer that bears asci. Historical Examples Tuck., with much stronger, darker thallus and apothecia on the whole larger. Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6 Bruce Fink and Leafy J. […]
the fruit of certain lichens and fungi: usually an open, saucer-shaped or cup-shaped body, the inner surface of which is covered with a layer that bears asci. Historical Examples Nylander called the apothecium pale within, but forms with red-brown hypothecia are admitted by later writers. Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6 Bruce […]
a short, pithy, instructive saying; a terse remark or aphorism. Historical Examples It has been an apothegm these five thousand years, that toil sweetens the bread it earns. The Old Manse (From “Mosses From An Old Manse”) Nathaniel Hawthorne That a style of this kind should be rich in apothegm is not surprising. Francis Beaumont: […]