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pi·pette

also pi·pet  (pī-pĕt′)

n.

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.]


pi·pette′ v.

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pi•pette

(paɪˈpɛt, pɪ-)

n., v. -pet•ted, -pet•ting. n.

1. a slender graduated tube for measuring liquids or transferring them from one container to another.

v.t.

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 tubepipet – 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

dropper, eye dropper – pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time; “she used an eye dropper to administer medication to the eyes”

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