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 Instead of a rubber bulb at the end that is squeezed and released to suck up liquid, pipette tips attach to a micropipette apparatus that the scientist can set to pick up a specific volume of liquid, usually measured in microliters. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Apr. 2021 The requirements of embryo injection are minimal: a microinjector, micropipette, and microscope. Josiah Zayner, STAT, 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, 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 20 Sep. 2021.

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