micropipette

noun

mi·​cro·​pi·​pette ˌmī-krō-pī-ˈpet How to pronounce micropipette (audio)
variants or micropipet
1
: a pipette for the measurement of minute volumes
2
: a small and extremely fine-pointed pipette used in making microinjections

Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of micropipette was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Micropipette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micropipette. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

micropipette 1 of 2

noun

mi·​cro·​pi·​pette
variants also micropipet
1
: a pipette for the measurement of minute volumes
2
: a small and extremely fine-pointed pipette used in making microinjections

micropipette

2 of 2

transitive verb

micropipetted; micropipetting
: to measure or inject by means of a micropipette
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