apothecaries' system


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apothecaries' system

A system of weights used especially by pharmacists.
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Moreover, in the 14th century, the weight system for small quantity (as for instance the Apothecaries' system) was still not common (at least in England).
In the 15th century medical texts units of weight characteristic for the Apothecaries' system are preferred.
This group of terms consists of units of measure whose weight is specified by a particular weight system (here Troy and Apothecaries' systems).