Merck Manual

Please confirm that you are not located inside the Russian Federation

Prefixes in the Metric System

Prefixes in the Metric System

Prefix

Multiple of 10

Comparison

kilo (k)

1000

1 kilometer (km) = 1000 meters (m)

1 meter = 0.001 kilometer

deci (d)

0.1

1 deciliter (dL) = 0.1 liter (L)

1 liter = 10 deciliters

centi (c)

0.01

1 centimeter (cm) = 0.01 meter

1 meter = 100 centimeters

milli (m)

0.001

1 milliliter (mL) = 0.001 liter

1 liter = 1000 milliliters

micro (μ)

0.000001

1 microliter (μL) = 0.000001 liter

1 liter = 1 million microliters

pico (p)

0.000000000001

1 picoliter (pL) = 0.000000000001 liter

1 liter = 1 trillion picoliters