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LITRE. A French measure of capacity. It is of the size of a decimetre, or one-tenth part of a cubic metre. It is equal to 61.028 cubic inches. Vide Measure.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(2005), "Genome Sequencing in Microfabricated High-density Picolitre Reactors," Nature 437(7057): 376-380.
The behaviour of fluids at the micro scale can differ significantly from macro fluidic behaviour, and this can be exploited in micro fluidic systems to enable, for example, high dpi printing systems ejecting picolitre volumes of ink, or, equally, high-throughput screening at the nanolitre volume level using arrayed systems.
The printer uses dye inks to produce exceptional quality photos with minimum 1 picolitre ink droplets, and maximum 9,600dpi print resolution.
Microfabricated High-Density Picolitre Reactors, 437 NATURE 376, 376-80