from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. milligram

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  • n. Symbol for the milligram, an SI unit of mass equal to 10−3 grams.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In chem., the symbol for magnesium.
  • n. An abbreviation of milligram.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)
  • n. one thousandth (1/1,000) gram


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  • Mg. Chemical symbol for Magnesium.

    December 16, 2007