Share this entry

Share this page

deciliter

Syllabification: dec·i·li·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈdesəˌlēdər
 
/
(British decilitre, abbreviation: dl)

Definition of deciliter in English:

noun

A metric unit of capacity, equal to one tenth of a liter.
Example sentences
  • Data now suggest that lead affects development of kids’ thinking skills at concentrations below 10 micrograms per deciliters ([microg/dl) of blood.
  • If your child has a blood level of 20 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dl) or two blood tests of 1519 mcg/dl, your home should be tested.
  • A deciliter is 1 / 10th of a liter, which is a little more than a quart.

Definition of deciliter in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence