centimeter-gram-second system n.
Abbr. CGS system, cgs system The scientific system of expressing the fundamental physical units of length, mass, and time, as well as units derived from them, in centimeters, grams, and seconds.
A system of measurement in which the basic units of length, mass, and time are the centimeter, gram, and second. It is used in the United States chiefly in science, medicine, and engineering. Also called cgs system.
noun See cgs units
the 100th part of the monetary units of various countries, as Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Paraguay, and Venezuela. Historical Examples noun (pl) -mos a monetary unit of Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard currency units a former monetary unit of Andorra and Spain, worth one hundredth […]
noun (genetics) a unit of chromosome length, used in genetic mapping, equal to the length of chromosome over which crossing over occurs with 1 per cent frequency centimorgan cen·ti·mor·gan (sěn’tə-môr’gən) n. Abbr. cM A unit of crossover frequency in linkage maps of chromosomes equal to one hundredth of a morgan.
centinormal cen·ti·nor·mal (sěn’tə-nôr’məl) n. A unit of concentration of a solution that is equal to one hundredth of normal. Historical Examples