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or dek·a·li·ter  (dĕk′ə-lē′tər)
n. Abbr. dal or dkl
A metric unit of volume equal to 10 liters.
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or dec•a•li•ter

(ˈdɛk əˌli tər)

a unit of capacity equal to 10 liters (9.08 quarts U.S. dry measure or 2.64 gallons U.S. liquid measure). Abbr.: dal
[1800–10; < French]
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Noun1.decaliter - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric terms
cubic decimeter, cubic decimetre, l, liter, litre - a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
hectoliter, hectolitre, hl - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 100 liters
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Blood lead was modeled as micrograms per decaliter; patella and tibia lead were modeled as [log.sub.2] (Pb + 32), where Pb is bone lead concentration in micrograms per decaliter, and then transformed back to original units for presentation.
According to information provided by Gheorghe Kozub, general director of the Department of Viticulture of the Moldovan Ministry of Agriculture, in 1995 Moldova exported six million decaliters (one decaliter = 10 liters) of wine to Russia, 400,000 to the Ukraine, 50,000 to Belarus, 30,000 to Kazakhstan, and 25,000 to Lithuania.
A lead level of 10.0 to 150 micrograms (ug) per decaliter (dl) of blood can be fatal to a child.
The excise tax for 1 decaliter of other wines increased to 12,000 soums (an increase of 20 percent), for cognac - to 73,997 soums (an increase of 27 percent), for vodka and other strong alcohol products - to 67,571 soums (an increase of 25 percent), for beer - to 7,699 soums (an increase of 20 percent).