Definition of Drachm

1. Noun. A unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains.

Exact synonyms: Drachma, Dram
Generic synonyms: Apothecaries' Unit, Apothecaries' Weight
Terms within: Scruple
Group relationships: Apothecaries' Ounce, Ounce, Troy Ounce



2. Noun. A British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters.
Exact synonyms: Fluid Drachm, Fluid Dram, Fluidram
Generic synonyms: British Capacity Unit, Imperial Capacity Unit
Terms within: Minim
Group relationships: Fluid Ounce, Fluidounce

3. Noun. A unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce.
Exact synonyms: Fluid Drachm, Fluid Dram, Fluidram
Generic synonyms: United States Liquid Unit
Terms within: Minim
Group relationships: Fluid Ounce, Fluidounce

Definition of Drachm

1. n. A drachma.

Definition of Drachm

1. Noun. (obsolete) A unit of weight in the apothecaries' weight system of measure. ¹

2. Noun. A denomination of coinage in ancient Greece. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drachm

1. a unit of weight [n -S]

Medical Definition of Drachm

1. Synonym: dram. Origin: G. Drachme, an ancient Greek weight, equivalent to about 60 gr (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Drachm

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1. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"Soot, one drachm and a half. Powdered resin, two drachms. Mil. ... resin of jalap, half a drachm. Syrup of buckthorn, sufficient. Mix, and form confection. ..."

2. The Lancet (1842)
"A Bertin remedy, to us, at least, practically new, was. then tried for a fortnight, namely, indigo ; this wag increased from one scruple to drachm doses ..."

3. Non-secret Formulas by Thomas Michael Griffiths (1910)
"Oil rose 1 drachm. Oil orange, sweet 1 drachm. Oil bergamot 2 drachms. Oil hyacinth geraniol 1 drachm. Spirits to make 1 gallon. Lily of the Valley, No. 2. ..."

4. The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art: With that of His by Jameson (Anna), Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake (1872)
"6. The Lost Piece of Silver. 7. The Unmerciful Servant. 8. The Blind and the Lame are bidden to the Feast. (Dresden Gallery, No. 76-86.) Lost drachm. ..."

5. The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art: With that of His by Jameson (Anna), Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake (1864)
"For instance, in the sixth parable—the Lost drachm (woodcut, No. 138)— the scene is the interior of a hovel; a woman, groping with a lamp (or a candle, ..."

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