pipette

noun
pi·​pette | \ pī-ˈpet How to pronounce pipette (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pipet

Definition of pipette

: a small piece of apparatus which typically consists of a narrow tube into which fluid is drawn by suction (as for dispensing or measurement) and retained by closing the upper end

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Other Words from pipette

pipette or less commonly pipet verb

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Wearing purple latex gloves, safety glasses, and a white lab coat, 17-year-old Angel Muthemba dispensed a pipette filled with DNA into the ridge of a measuring device. Alison Kuznitz, BostonGlobe.com, "Science in their DNA: Internship at Harvard affiliate inspires high school students," 21 Aug. 2019 To prevent stress, the corals are strictly monitored by students who hand-feed them with pipettes, like mamas tending to baby birds. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "This Coral Must Die," 25 June 2018 New tweaks to the formula are made easy with a large enough tray, a small enough pipette and an astronaut willing to take some direction. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "How Space Crystals Could Lead To New Cancer Drugs," 5 June 2018 Some of the staff will remain at the center until one or two in the morning, painstakingly selecting cells that look hardy and poking them with vanishingly tiny glass pipettes to zap them with electricity and record their response. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Heroes of Science Who Are Unlocking the Brain," 3 Oct. 2018 The only known approach that would permit combining all of them in one desktop machine was to use robots wielding pipettes. John Carreyrou, WIRED, "A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture," 21 May 2018 New tweaks to the formula are made easy with a large enough tray, a small enough pipette and an astronaut willing to take some direction. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "How Space Crystals Could Lead To New Cancer Drugs," 5 June 2018 But this approach had an inherent flaw: Over time, a pipette’s accuracy drifts. John Carreyrou, WIRED, "A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture," 21 May 2018 To prevent stress, the corals are strictly monitored by students who hand-feed them with pipettes, like mamas tending to baby birds. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "This Coral Must Die," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of pipette

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pipette

French pipette, diminutive of pipe pipe, cask, from Vulgar Latin *pipa, *pippa pipe

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pipette

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pipette

technical : a narrow glass tube used for measuring liquid or for moving small amounts of liquid from one place to another

pipette

noun
pi·​pette
variants: also pipet \ pī-​ˈpet How to pronounce pipet (audio) \

Medical Definition of pipette

: a small piece of apparatus which typically consists of a narrow tube into which fluid is drawn by suction (as for dispensing or measurement) and retained by closing the upper end

Other Words from pipette

pipette also pipet verb pipetted; pipetting

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