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deciliter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deciliter a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Deciliter A measure of capacity or volume in the metric system; one tenth of a liter, equal to 6.1022 cubic inches, or 3.38 fluid ounces.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deciliter In the metric system, a measure of capacity equal to one tenth of a liter, or 3.52 English fluidounces, or 3.38 United States fluidounces.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. décilitre,; pref. déci-, tenth (L. decimus,) + litre,. See Liter

Usage


In news:

NEW YORK — Children with blood lead levels of 5 – 9 micrograms per deciliter, when tested at their first birthday, were nearly seven times more likely to have blood levels of 10 mcg/dL, when tested at age 2.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut its threshold level for defining lead poisoning in children to 5 micrograms per deciliter on Wednesday from 10, marking the first such reduction in 20 years.
ANA supports lead poisoning prevention activities to reduce children's blood lead levels to <10 micrograms per deciliter of whole blood.
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