Definition of deciliter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdesəˌlēdər/
(British decilitre , abbreviation dl)


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.

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Syllabification: dec·i·li·ter

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