American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A metric unit of mass or weight equal to one-tenth (10-1) of a gram.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the metric system, a weight of one tenth of a gram, equal to 1.54 grains troy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A weight in the metric system; one tenth of a gram, equal to 1.5432 grains avoirdupois.
- n. 1/10 gram
- deci- + gram (Wiktionary)
“Some unhappy morphine addicts get to the point of standing a dose of 20 grams, whereas one decigram is dangerous in a normal subject.”
“After thousands of crystallizations, Marie finally - from several tons of the original material - isolated one decigram of almost pure radium chloride and had determined radium's atomic weight as 225.”
“Metric Weights. -- 10 milligrams 1 centigram, 10 centigrams 1 decigram, 10 decigrams 1 gram, 10 grams 1 dekagram, 10 dekagrams 1 hektogram, 10 hektograms 1 kilogram.”
“One decigram only of salt was treated and consequently considerable difficulties were involved.”
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