milliliters

milliliter

[mil-uh-lee-ter]
noun
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, millilitre.


Origin:
1800–10; < French millilitre. See milli-, liter

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milliliter
1810, from Fr. millilitre; see milli- + liter.
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milliliter mil·li·li·ter (mĭl'ə-lē'tər')
n.
Abbr. ml
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   (mĭl'ə-lē'tər)  Pronunciation Key 
A unit of liquid volume or capacity in the metric system equal to 0.001 liter. See Table at measurement.
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