Share this entry

microlitre Line breaks: micro|litre
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrəʊliːtə/
(US also microliter)

Definition of microlitre in English:


One millionth of a litre. (Symbol: μl).
Example sentences
  • For the size ranges of interest for drug delivery, the internal volumes of liposomes in suspension are usually of the order of microliters per milligram of lipid.
  • Two microliters of the resulting liquid was used as a sequencing template.
  • I set up my experiment today, in a 96-well plate (here's one similar to what I was using, if you don't know the beasts), and spent a good chunk of the afternoon pipetting in a few microliters of this and a few microliters of that.

Definition of microlitre in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More words in this category

calorie coulomb drachm GeV gr.