microliter

noun
mi·​cro·​li·​ter | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce microliter (audio) \

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 Thrombocytopenia occurs when someone has fewer than 150,000 platelets, also known as thrombocytes, per microliter of blood. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2021 Thrombocytopenia occurs when someone has fewer than 150,000 platelets, also known as thrombocytes, per microliter of blood. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 24 Apr. 2021 With just one, the scientists could detect as few as 100,000 viruses per microliter of solution, enabling tests with perfect accuracy in just five minutes. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 7 Dec. 2020 The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says that a normal platelet range for adults who don’t have ITP is 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter of blood. Natasha Lavender, SELF, 30 Sep. 2020 Most concerning, his white blood cell count soared to 53,000 per microliter of blood. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, 29 May 2020 The test only needs a few drops of blood — at least 10 microliters — to work. Amanda Morris, azcentral, 11 Apr. 2020 In 2016, Carragher and colleagues reported developing a dispenser that sprays the solution like an inkjet printer, releasing picoliters instead of microliters—only one-millionth as much. Eric Hand, Science | AAAS, 23 Jan. 2020 Typically, researchers use pipettes to apply microliters of the protein solution to sample holders and blot away the excess with filter paper. Eric Hand, Science | AAAS, 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of microliter

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microliter was circa 1890

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“Microliter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microliter. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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microliter

noun
mi·​cro·​li·​ter
variants: or chiefly British microlitre \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˈlēt-​ər How to pronounce microliter (audio) \

Medical Definition of microliter

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

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