In the United Kingdom, 19 – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of liquid capacity in British apothecaries’ measure, about 0.059 milliliters, used by pharmacists. Symbol, ♏ See apothecaries measure. The 1963 Weights and Measures Act scheduled the minim for abolition, and it actually became no longer legal in trade on February 1, 1971, a date set by the 1970 Weights and Measures Act.
In the United States, a unit of liquid capacity in U.S. apothecaries' measure, = 1/60 fluid dram, about 0.062 milliliter (about 1.041 British minims). Symbol, min or ♏.
United Nations, 1966.
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