[ mil-uh-lee-ter ]
/ ˈmɪl əˌli tər /


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
Also especially British, mil·li·li·tre.

Origin of milliliter

From the French word millilitre, dating back to 1800–10. See milli-, liter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for millilitre


US milliliter

/ (ˈmɪlɪˌliːtə) /


one thousandth of a litreSymbol: ml
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Medical definitions for millilitre

[ mĭlə-lētər′ ]


A unit of volume equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a liter, 1 cubic centimeter, or about 15 minims.
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Scientific definitions for millilitre

[ mĭlə-lē′tər ]

A unit of liquid volume or capacity in the metric system equal to 0.001 liter. See Table at measurement.
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