a unit of mass sometimes used in the physics and chemistry of gases. The crith is equal to the mass of a liter of hydrogen at standard temperature (0.01°C) and pressure (1 atmosphere); this is about 89.885 milligrams. The name comes from an ancient Greek word for a barleycorn.

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  • Crith — (kr[i^]th), n. [Gr. kriqh a barleycorn, a small weight.] (Chem.) The unit for estimating the weight of a[eum]riform substances; the weight of a liter of hydrogen at 0[deg] centigrade, and with a tension of 76 centimeters of mercury. It is 0.0896… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crith — crith; crith·mene; …   English syllables

  • crith — noun /krɪθ/ the weight of 1 litre of hydrogen at standard temperature and pressure. Equal to approximately 0.09 grams …   Wiktionary

  • crith — (krith) [Gr. krithē barleycorn, the smallest weight] the unit of weight for gases, being the weight of a liter of hydrogen gas at 0°C and pressure equivalent to that of a column of mercury 760 mm high …   Medical dictionary

  • crith — n. (physics and chemistry) unit of weight of gases equal to a liter of hydrogen at 0 degrees Centigrade and with a pressure equal to that of 760 mm of mercury …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crith — a (G). Barley …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • crith — noun the weight of a liter of hydrogen (at 0 centigrade and 760 millimeters pressure) • Hypernyms: ↑weight unit, ↑weight …   Useful english dictionary

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  • crithmene — crith·mene …   English syllables

  • Early Irish law — Redwood Castle Co. Tipperary, although built by the Normans, was later occupied by the MacEgan juristic family and served as a school of Irish law under them Early Irish law refers to the statutes that governed everyday life and politics in Early …   Wikipedia

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