deci·​li·​ter | \ ˈde-sə-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce deciliter (audio) \

Definition of deciliter

: a unit of capacity equal to ¹/₁₀ liter — see Metric System Table

Examples of deciliter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Weimer’s ethanol levels measured at 0.238 grams per deciliter and above, according to the toxicology findings. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Pilot in Girdwood plane crash that killed 4 was drinking alcohol before flight, report says," 13 Dec. 2019 All continued to produce some level of the anti-sickling hemoglobin -- the healthier form -- and had total hemoglobin levels of at least 9 grams per deciliter, higher than the average for patients with the condition. Michelle Cortez,, "Bluebird Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Ends Painful Attacks for Some," 7 Dec. 2019 The results: 51% patients on the higher dose of Oxbryta achieved a hemoglobin response, defined as an increase in hemoglobin of at least one gram per deciliter after 24 weeks. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "Global Blood secures FDA approval for new pill to treat sickle cell disease," 25 Nov. 2019 According to the Maryland Department of the Environment’s 2018 Childhood Lead Registry Annual Report, 158 children under age 6 were found to have levels of 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood. Meredith Cohn,, "Court orders Kennedy Krieger to pay woman harmed in 1990s-era lead paint study," 14 Nov. 2019 Varas was also treated at the hospital and medical tests revealed his blood alcohol concentration was above the state’s legal limit of .08 grams per deciliter, the arrest report said. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Driver was going the wrong way, speeding and was impaired in deadly crash, investigators say," 8 Nov. 2019 Bangladesh has a limit of five micrograms per deciliter of lead in the blood. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Some turmeric, wellness potion of the moment, may owe its yellow color to lead contamination, a study says," 28 Sep. 2019 The incorrect letters from the department’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program said a test result showed the children had a blood-lead level of 3 micrograms per deciliter, or higher., "CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services says about 300 families were sent an erroneous letter saying a blood test for their children showed elevated levels of lead.," 20 Sep. 2019 In the past, only children with blood-lead concentrations of 10 micrograms per deciliter were considered exposed to lead. Noah Smith, Twin Cities, "Noah Smith: Clean up lead before it wrecks more American lives," 21 July 2019

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First Known Use of deciliter

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deciliter

French décilitre, from déci- + litre liter

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16 Dec 2019

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“Deciliter.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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variants: or chiefly British decilitre \ ˈdes-​ə-​ˌlēt-​ər How to pronounce decilitre (audio) \

Medical Definition of deciliter

: a metric unit of capacity equal to ¹/₁₀ liter

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