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micropipette

or micropipet

[mahy-kroh-pahy-pet, -pi-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ paɪˈpɛt, -pɪ-/
noun
1.
a very slender pipette for transferring or measuring minute amounts of fluid, microorganisms, etc.
Origin of micropipette
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; micro- + pipette
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micropipette in Medicine

micropipette mi·cro·pi·pette (mī'krō-pī-pět')
n.

  1. A very small pipette used in microinjection.

  2. A pipette used to measure very small volumes of liquids.

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