mil·​li·​li·​ter ˈmi-lə-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce milliliter (audio)
: a unit of capacity equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ liter see Metric System Table

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Anything above 800 nanograms (ng) of antibodies per milliliter of blood is considered a high level, according to the ONS. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 11 Aug. 2022 Consider using another milliliter if needed (but do not exceed eight milliliters in a 24-hour period). Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 July 2022 Areas to the south, stretching from Boston to Stoughton, had a count of 892 RNA copies per milliliter, while areas to the north, stretching from Boston to Wilmington, averaged 1,262. Globe Staff,, 26 Jan. 2023 It’s said to contain millions of microorganisms and bacteria per milliliter that happily find a home in your gut’s microbiome. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 For urine, the limit is at least 10 nanograms of marijuana per milliliter of urine. cleveland, 27 Jan. 2023 The results, expressed as the number of SARS-CoV-2 RNA copies per milliliter of waste water, are reported publicly and tracked over time. Ryan Huddle,, 11 Jan. 2023 Everest CBD oil is available in a 30 milliliter bottle, containing 750 mg of CBD and 60 mg of THC. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 Dec. 2022 Upon subscribing, the brand sends out an 8 milliliter bottle of your choice — Prada, Rebecca Minkoff and Vince Camuto, included — in a free atomizer case, which allegedly lasts about 120 sprays until your next order. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 4 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


French millilitre, from milli- + litre liter

First Known Use

circa 1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of milliliter was circa 1810

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Cite this Entry

“Milliliter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


mil·​li·​li·​ter ˈmil-ə-ˌlēt-ər How to pronounce milliliter (audio)
: a measure of capacity equal to frac::1/1000 liter see metric system

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British millilitre
: one thousandth of a liter
abbreviation ml

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