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langley  A unit of illumination used to measure the temperature of a star. 
liang  A Chinese measure of weight. 
libra  A Roman pound. 
ligne  A measure of watch movement. 
lumen  A unit of luminous flux. 
mach  A number indicating the ratio of the speed of an object to the speed of sound in the surrounding medium. 
maxwell  A unit of magnetic flux. 
megarad  A measure of radiation, a million rads. 
morgan  A unit of distance between genes on a chromosome. 
nanogram  One billionth of a gram. 
neper  A unit for expressing the ratio of two currents or voltages. 
nepit  A unit of information, 1.44 bits. 
newton  A unit of gravitational force. 
oersted  A unit of magnetic field strength. 
ohmage  Electrical resistance measured in ohms. 
osmole  A unit of osmotic pressure. 
parsec  A unit of astronomical distance. 
pascal  A unit of pressure, one newton per square meter. 
picogram  A millionth of a millionth of a gram. 
picomole  A millionth of a millionth of a mole. 
poundal  A unit of force, the force imparting to one pound mass an acceleration of one foot per second. 
probit  A unit of measurement of statistical probability. 
sabin  A unit of acoustic absorption. 
sievert  The SI unit of radiation dose. 
stilb  The cgs unit of intrinsic brightness. 
teraflop  A unit of processing speed equal to 240 floatingpoint operations per second. 
tesla  A unit of magnetic flux density equal to one weber per square meter. 
therblig  A unit of work for quantifying industrial operations. 
troland  A unit of measurement of retinal response to light. 
weber  A unit of magnetic flux equal to 100 million maxwells. 