microliter

noun
mi·cro·li·ter | \ˈmī-krō-ˌlē-tər \

Definition of microliter 

: a unit of capacity equal to one millionth of a liter — see Metric System Table

Examples of microliter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

When the pipette is brand new, aspirating 5 microliters of blood might require the little motor that activates the pipette’s pump to rotate by a certain amount. John Carreyrou, WIRED, "A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture," 21 May 2018 But three months later, that exact same rotation of the motor might yield only 4.4 microliters of blood—a large enough difference to throw off the entire assay. John Carreyrou, WIRED, "A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture," 21 May 2018 At one scary point, her count dropped to a dangerous 3,000 platelets per microliter. Mallory Schlossberg, Redbook, "This Mom Couldn't Carry a Baby — So Her Friend Did It for Her," 31 Mar. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'microliter.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of microliter

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for microliter

International Scientific Vocabulary

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about microliter

Share microliter

Statistics for microliter

Last Updated

31 Aug 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for microliter

The first known use of microliter was circa 1890

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for microliter

microliter

noun
mi·cro·li·ter
variants: or chiefly British microlitre \ˌmī-krō-ˈlēt-ər \

Medical Definition of microliter 

: a unit of capacity equal to one millionth of a liter

More from Merriam-Webster on microliter

See words that rhyme with microliter

Comments on microliter

What made you want to look up microliter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!