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milliliter

[mil-uh-lee-ter]
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noun
  1. a unit of capacity equal to one thousandth of a liter, and equivalent to 0.033815 fluid ounce, or 0.061025 cubic inch. Abbreviation: ml
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Also especially British, mil·li·li·tre.

Origin of milliliter

From the French word millilitre, dating back to 1800–10. See milli-, liter
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Word Origin and History for milliliter

n.

also millilitre, 1802, from French millilitre; see milli- + liter.

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milliliter in Medicine

milliliter

(mĭlə-lētər′)
n.
  1. A unit of volume equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a liter, 1 cubic centimeter, or about 15 minims.
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milliliter in Science

milliliter

[mĭlə-lē′tər]
  1. A unit of liquid volume or capacity in the metric system equal to 0.001 liter. See Table at measurement.
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