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- 1. Abbreviation for liter, a metric measure of capacity that, by definition, is equal to the volume of a kilogram of water at 4 degrees centigrade and at standard atmospheric pressure of 760 millimeters of mercury. Metric equivalents — There are 1000 cubic centimeters or 1 cubic decimeter in 1 liter. U.S. equivalent — A liter is a little more than a quart (1.057 U.S. liquid quarts). The abbreviation for liter can also be written as a capital "L". The word "liter" derives from the French "litre" and that, in turn, is derived from the Latin "litra", a pound.
2. Abbreviation for liter, a metric measure of capacity that, by definition, is equal to the volume of a kilogram of water at 4 degrees centigrade and at standard atmospheric pressure of 760 millimeters of mercury. Metric equivalents — There are 1000 cubic centimeters or 1 cubic decimeter in 1 liter. U.S. equivalent — A liter is a little more than a quart (1.057 U.S. liquid quarts). The abbreviation for liter can also be written as a lower-case "l". The word "liter" derives from the French "litre" and that, in turn, is derived from the Latin "litra", a pound.
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**1.**Abbreviation for left ( e.g., left eye);*lumbar*vertebrae (L1 to L5).**2.***Symbol*for*inductance*;*liter*;*leucine*; leucyl.**3.**Abbreviation for*limes*; used with a lower*case*letter, plus*sign*, subscript letter, or subscript plus*sign*as a*symbol*for various doses of*toxin*. See*dose*.*Symbol*for linking number.* * *angular momentum; Avogadro constant; boundary [Lat. limes]; coefficient of induction; diffusion length; inductance; Lactobacillus; lambda; lambert; latent heat; latex; Latin; leader sequence; left; Legionella; Leishmania; length; lente insulin; lethal; leucine; levo-; lewisite; lidocaine; ligament; light; light sense; lingual; Listeria; liter; liver; low; lower; lumbar; luminance; lymph; lymphocyte; outer membrane layer of cell wall of gram-negative bacteria [layer]; pound [Lat. libra]; radiance; self-inductance; syphilis [Lat. lues]; threshold [Lat. limen]* * *

**L***abbr***1)**left**2)**levorotatory**3)**light**4)**liquid**5)**liter**6)**lumbar*used esp. with a number from 1 to 5 to indicate a vertebra or segment of the spinal cord in the lumbar region***L***symbol*lithium* * *

light chain (immunoglobulin); lambert; left; leucine; liter; lung; lumbar vertebra (L1 through L5).

*Medical dictionary.
2011.*