mi·​cro·​pi·​pette | \ ˌmī-krō-pī-ˈpet How to pronounce micropipette (audio) \
variants: or micropipet

Definition of micropipette

1 : a pipette for the measurement of minute volumes
2 : a small and extremely fine-pointed pipette used in making microinjections

Examples of micropipette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The requirements of embryo injection are minimal: a microinjector, micropipette, and microscope. Josiah Zayner, STAT, "CRISPR babies scientist He Jiankui should not be villainized — or headed to prison," 2 Jan. 2020 Using the bacterial quirk that is Crispr, scientists have essentially given anyone with a micropipette and an internet connection the power to manipulate the genetic code of any living thing. Wired, "Netflix's ‘Unnatural Selection’ Trailer Makes Crispr Personal," 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of micropipette

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Micropipette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micropipette. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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variants: also micropipet \ -​pī-​ˈpet How to pronounce micropipet (audio) \

Medical Definition of micropipette

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a pipette for the measurement of minute volumes
2 : a small and extremely fine-pointed pipette used in making microinjections


transitive verb
micropipetted; micropipetting

Medical Definition of micropipette (Entry 2 of 2)

: to measure or inject by means of a micropipette

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