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drop·per

 (drŏp′ər)
n.
One that drops, especially a small tube with a suction bulb at one end for drawing in a liquid and releasing it in drops.

dropper

(ˈdrɒpə)
n
1. (Tools) a small tube having a rubber bulb at one end for drawing up and dispensing drops of liquid
2. a person or thing that drops
3. (Angling) angling a short length of monofilament by which a fly is attached to the main trace or leader above the tail fly
4. Austral and NZ a batten attached to the top wire of a fence to keep the wires apart

drop•per

(ˈdrɒp ər)

n.
1. one that drops.
2. a glass tube with a hollow rubber bulb at one end and a small opening at the other for drawing in a liquid and expelling it in drops; eyedropper.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 timedropper - 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"
pipet, pipette - 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
Translations

dropper

[ˈdrɒpəʳ] N (Med etc) → cuentagotas m inv

dropper

[ˈdrɒpər] n (for eye-drops)compte-gouttes m inv

dropper

n (Med) → Pipette f; (on bottle) → Tropfer m

dropper

[ˈdrɒpəʳ] n (Med) → contagocce m inv

drop·per

n. gotero.
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