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see English units of measurementEnglish units of measurement,
principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States. It actually consists of two related systems—the U.S.
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Scruple

 

an obsolete unit of apothecaries’ weight, equal to 1/3 dram or 20 grains. The Russian apothecaries’ scruple was equal to 1.244 g; according to the English system of measures, one scruple was equal to 1.296 g.

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scruple

[′skrü·pəl]
(pharmacology)
A unit of mass in apothecaries' measure, equal to 20 grains or to 1.2959782 grams.
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scruple

1. a unit of weight equal to 20 grains (1.296 grams)
2. an ancient Roman unit of weight equivalent to approximately one twenty-fourth of an ounce
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