milliliter

noun
mil·​li·​li·​ter | \ ˈmi-lə-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce milliliter (audio) \

Definition of milliliter

: a unit of capacity equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ liter — see Metric System Table

Examples of milliliter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Viral suppression is defined by the CDC as having less than 200 copies of HIV per milliliter of blood, which keeps the immune system working and prevents illness. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 30 Nov. 2021 One other participant had a sperm concentration of less than 15 million/mL with the normal range being 15 million to greater than 200 million sperm per milliliter of semen. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 The pilot program tests for SARS-CoV-2 RNA copies per milliliter of wastewater at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s Deer Island treatment plant. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2021 On June 2, Craig Robertson, Baffert’s lawyer, confirmed a second sample showed 25 picograms of betamethasone in a milliliter of Medina Spirit’s blood. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 16 July 2021 The pilot program tests for SARS-CoV-2 RNA copies per milliliter of wastewater at the MWRA’s Deer Island treatment plant. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Aug. 2021 The testing program looks for SARS-CoV-2 RNA copies per milliliter of waste water. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2021 The Mayo Clinic states that the normal sperm range is from 15 million to greater than 200 million sperm per milliliter of semen. Chloe Melas, CNN, 13 July 2021 But Baffert said he was informed that Medina Spirit's postrace test detected 21 picograms per milliliter -- more than double the legal threshold in Kentucky racing. Evan Simko-bednarski, CNN, 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of milliliter

circa 1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for milliliter

French millilitre, from milli- + litre liter

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The first known use of milliliter was circa 1810

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3 Dec 2021

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“Milliliter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milliliter. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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milliliter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of milliliter

: a measure of capacity equal to 1/1000 liter

milliliter

noun
mil·​li·​li·​ter | \ ˈmi-lə-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce milliliter (audio) \

Kids Definition of milliliter

: a unit of capacity equal to 1/1000 liter

milliliter

noun
mil·​li·​li·​ter
variants: or chiefly British millilitre \ ˈmil-​ə-​ˌlēt-​ər How to pronounce milliliter (audio) \

Medical Definition of milliliter

: one thousandth of a liter abbreviation ml

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