›› Definition: Cubic centimeter. A cubic centimetre (cm3) is equal to the volume of a cube with side length of 1 centimetre. It was the base unit of volume of the CGS system of units, and is a legitimate SI unit. It is equal to a millilitre (ml). In medicine ‘cc’ is also common, for example “100 cc of blood loss”.

Are cc’s and ml the same?

The abbreviation “cc” stands for cubic centimeter and “mL” stands for milliliter, but they refer to the same amount of a liquid. In other words, 5 cc is exactly the same as 5 mL. The two terms can be used interchangeably. Under no circumstances, however, should milligrams (mg) and milliliters (mL) be confused.