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pi·pettealso 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.]
(Chemistry) a calibrated glass tube drawn to a fine bore at one end, filled by sucking liquid into the bulb, and used to transfer or measure known volumes of liquid
(Chemistry) (tr) to transfer or measure out (a liquid) using a pipette
[C19: via French: little pipe, from pipe pipe1]
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.
A narrow glass tube that is open at both ends and often marked to show volume. It is used for transferring liquids.
Past participle: pipetted
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|Noun||1.||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|
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"