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Definition of "deciliter" [dec•i•li•ter]

  • A metric unit of volume equal to one-tenth (10-1) of a liter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deciliter" in a sentence
  • "S. O'BRIEN: The national guidelines right now for the LDL is something like 100 milligrams per deciliter, which is all doctorspeak, but 100, let's say, is something like that."
  • "Normal hemoglobin ranges from about 13 to 18 grams per deciliter of blood in men and 12 to 15 grams in women."
  • "Currently, the CDC will not classify an individual as having a dangerous blood lead level unless he has at least 10 micromoles of lead per deciliter -- more than three times the level that causes decreased brain function in children."