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 (μL) [mi´kro-le″ter]
one millionth (10−6) of a liter.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mi·cro·li·ter (mcl, mcL),

(mī'krō-lē'tĕr), It is recommended that, in handwritten material and in computer work, this word be written in full, because both human beings and computers may misread the abbreviation μL as mL. Alternatively the abbreviation mcL may be used.
One millionth of a liter.
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(λ) (mī'krō-lē-tĕr)
One millionth of a liter.
Synonym(s): microlitre.
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