How Big is a Milligram? Definition and Examples

A milligram is a unit of weight in the metric measurement system that is equal to one thousandth of a gram.

1 milligram  = (1/1000) g or 1 gram = 1000 milligrams

The milligram is used to measure the weight of things that are extremely light.

Things That Can Have a Weight of Approximately 1 Milligram

  • An extremely small insect such as a parasitic wasp
  • A cluster of dust particles
  • A pinch of powdered sugar
  • The skin of a small grape
  • A tiny piece of fingernail
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