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1. A very small pipette used in microinjection.
2. A pipette used to measure or draw very small amounts of liquids.
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(ˌmaɪkrəʊpɪˈpɛt) or


a very fine pipette used for the transference, measurement, or injection of very small volumes of liquid
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or mi•cro•pi•pet

(ˌmaɪ kroʊ paɪˈpɛt, -pɪ-)

a very slender pipette for transferring or measuring minute amounts of fluid, microorganisms, etc.
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