centimeter of mercury
centimeter of mercury[′sent·ə‚mēd·ər əv ′mər·kyə·rē]
A unit of pressure equal to the pressure that would support a column of mercury 1 centimeter high, having a density of 13.5951 grams per cubic centimeter, when the acceleration of gravity is equal to its standard value (980.665 centimeters per second per second); it is equal to 1333.22387415 pascals; it differs from the dekatorr by less than 1 part in 7,000,000. Abbreviated cmHg. Also known as centihg.
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