Definition of Apothecaries' ounce
1. Noun. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound.
Generic synonyms: Troy Unit, Apothecaries' Unit, Apothecaries' Weight
Terms within: Pennyweight, Drachm, Drachma, Dram
Group relationships: Apothecaries' Pound, Troy Pound
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Literary usage of Apothecaries' ounce
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"The Troy ounce is the same as the Apothecaries' ounce — 480 Avoirdupois grains (31*1035 Gramm?*) in weight. A Troy POUND (-5.760 grains) is legalized in the ..."
2. American Druggist (1885)
"If we should then make our apothecaries' ounce the exact equivalent of the ... most suitable standard temperature, or to make an apothecaries' ounce of such ..."
3. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1863)
"But the avoirdupois ounce contains only 437'5 standard grains ; so that if this be divided, like the apothecaries' ounce, into drachms and scruples, ..."
4. A Treatise on pharmacy for students and pharmacists by Charles Caspari (1895)
"The apothecaries' ounce is of the same value as the now obsolete English troy ounce. The following symbols are employed to designate the divisions of ..."
5. The Writer's Desk Book: Being a Reference Volume Upon Questions of by William Dana Orcutt (1912)
"Of the Apothecaries' measure of weight, the grain is the same as the Imperial grain; and the Apothecaries' ounce contains 480 grains, like the Troy ounce. ..."