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Metric System Prefixes and Symbols

By Susan E. Fielder, DVM, MS, DACVP (Clinical Pathology), Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (CVHS), Oklahoma State University

Metric System Prefixes and Symbols

Factor

Prefix

Symbol

Factor

Prefix

Symbol

1018

exa

E

10-1

deci

d

1015

peta

P

10-2

centi

c

1012

tera

T

10-3

milli

m

109

giga

G

10-6

micro

μ

106

mega

M

10-9

nano

n

103

kilo

k

10-12

pico

p

102

hecto

h

10-15

femto

f

10

deka

da

10-18

atto

a

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