also pi·pet (pī-pĕt′)
A narrow, usually calibrated tube into which small amounts of liquid are suctioned for transfer or measurement.
[French, from Old French, tube, diminutive of pipe, pipe, from Vulgar Latin *pīpa; see pipe.]
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n., v. -pet•ted, -pet•ting. n.
1. a slender graduated tube for measuring liquids or transferring them from one container to another.
2. to measure or transfer with a pipette.
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|Noun||1.||pipet – measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube used to measure or transfer precise volumes of a liquid by drawing the liquid up into the tube|
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