[ pahy-pet, pi- ]
/ paɪˈpɛt, pɪ- /
a slender graduated tube used in a laboratory for measuring and transferring quantities of liquids from one container to another.
verb (used with object), pi·pet·ted, pi·pet·ting.
to measure or transfer a quantity of a liquid with a pipette.
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Origin of pipette
From French, dating back to 1830–40; see origin at pipe1
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Example sentences from the Web for pipette
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
(tr) to transfer or measure out (a liquid) using a pipette
Word Origin for pipette
C19: via French: little pipe, from pipe pipe 1
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A narrow, usually calibrated glass tube into which small amounts of liquid are suctioned for transfer or measurement.
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A graduated narrow glass tube, often with an enlarged bulb, used for transferring measured volumes of liquids.
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