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 (ms) [mil´ ĭ -sek″ und]
one thousandth (10−3) of a second.

mil·li·sec·ond (ms, msec),

One thousandth of a second.

millisecond (msec)

Etymology: L, mille, thousand; ME, seconde, small part
one thousandth (10-3) of a second.


A thousandth of a second, a timing unit on which pulse width and cardiac pacing interval are based.


(msec) (mil'i-sek'ŏnd)
One thousandth of a second.
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