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Medical Term:

gram equivalent


  1. the weight in grams of an element that combines with or replaces 1 g of hydrogen;
  2. the atomic or molecular weight in grams of an atom or group of atoms involved in a chemical reaction divided by the number of electrons donated, taken up, or shared by the atom or group of atoms in the course of that reaction;
  3. the weight of a substance contained in 1 L of 1 n solution; a variant of (1).

Synonym(s): combining weight, equivalent weight, equivalent5

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