Definitions

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

  • n. A unit of mass equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a gram. See Table at measurement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An SI unit of mass, equivalent to one thousandth of a gram. Symbol: mg

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A measure of weight, in the metric system, being the thousandth part of a gram, equal to the weight of a cubic millimeter of water, or .01543 of a grain avoirdupois.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The thousandth part of a gram, equal to 0.015432, + or about , of a grain.

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

  • n. one thousandth (1/1,000) gram

Etymologies

From French milligramme (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While tons of chemical fuel are needed to propel a human mission to Mars, just tens of milligrams of antimatter will do (a milligram is about one-thousandth the weight of a piece of the original M&M candy).

    April 2006

  • And it's believed Litvinenko was poisoned with something like a milligram, which is far in excess of that.

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2006

  • ~ -- The system of weights and measures which we have adopted is the French or metric system; in this the gram (15.43 grains) is the unit of weight; the only other weight frequently referred to is the milligram, which is 0.001, or 1/1000 gram.

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

  • "Bristol-Myers Squibb sells Taxol to the public for $4.87 per milligram, which is more than 20 times what it costs to produce."

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  • As investigative journalist, Joel Bleifuss, warned in a 1995 In These Times article, "Bristol-Myers Squibb sells Taxol to the public for $4.87 per milligram, which is more than 20 times what it costs to produce."

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • I concentrate on two ranges: 100 milligram which is very lightweight just Rs150 onwards but very tiny items like a bindi or, tiny earrings and then there is the other range with weightage up to 100 gm.

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  • These include a copycat of Andrx Labs LLC's Fortamet 500 milligram and 1 gram tablets for treating diabetes.

    Lupin Expects Better Operating Margin in Two Years

  • Lupin is the first to file a generic plea for Fortamet and upon receiving final approval from the FDA it will be entitled to 180 days of marketing exclusivity for the 500 milligram and 1 gram strengths of its product.

    Lupin Expects Better Operating Margin in Two Years

  • Healthy Origins brand sells 250 milligram Cognizin capsules for "memory function and health cognition."

    An Energy Shot for the Brain

  • The 2.5 milligram dose was associated with a 34% reduction in the risk of heart-related death 2.7% on the drug compared with 4.1% on the placebo and a 32% reduction in death from any cause.

    J&J Drug May Have New Role

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