# cubic centimeter

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## centimeter

(cm) [sen´tĭ-me″ter]one hundredth (10

^{−2}) of a meter.**cubic centimeter**(cm

^{3}) (cc) a unit of capacity, being that of a cube each side of which measures 1 cm; equal to 1 mL.

## cu·bic cen·ti·me·ter (cm^{3}, cc, c.c.),

*Although the SI unit of volume is the cubic meter and, by extension, the cubic centimeter (1 cm*

^{3}= 0.000 001 m^{3}), the liter and its submultiples are preferred to the cubic meter and its submultiples for the expression of volumes and substance or mass concentrations in clinical chemistry. For practical purposes, 1 cm^{3}= 1 mL. The JCAHO directs that the abbreviation cc not be used because, when handwritten, it can easily be mistaken for U, units, or the numeral 4.One thousandth of a liter; 1 mL.

## cubic centimeter (cc, cu cm, cm)^{3}

Etymology: Gk,

*kybos*+ L,*centum,*hundred; Gk,*metron,*measurea theoretical cube or its equivalent, each edge of which is 1 centimeter long. One cu cm is equivalent to 1 mL.

## cu·bic cen·ti·me·ter

**(cc)**(kyū'bik sen'ti-mē-tĕr)

One thousandth of a liter; 1 milliliter.

Synonym(s): cubic centimetre.

Synonym(s): cubic centimetre.

## centimeter

one-hundredth of a meter, or approximately 0.3937 inch; abbreviated cm.

**cubic centimeter**

a unit of capacity, being that of a cube 1 cm on a side; abbreviated cm

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