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

Other Words from pipette

pipette or less commonly pipet verb

Examples of pipette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Nalgene company of Rochester, New York, began making plastic pipette holders for lab work in 1959. Andrew Freeman, Outside Online, 21 May 2012 To spread the mixture out, Zoll gently taps it with the tip of a pipette dipped in a surfactant—dish soap in this case. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 23 Mar. 2022 The anesthesiologist inserts a syringe into the pipette connected to the needle in your arm. Anna Altman, The New Republic, 11 Nov. 2021 The anesthesiologist inserts a syringe into the pipette connected to the needle in your arm. Anna Altman, The New Republic, 11 Nov. 2021 The anesthesiologist inserts a syringe into the pipette connected to the needle in your arm. Anna Altman, The New Republic, 11 Nov. 2021 The anesthesiologist inserts a syringe into the pipette connected to the needle in your arm. Anna Altman, The New Republic, 11 Nov. 2021 The anesthesiologist inserts a syringe into the pipette connected to the needle in your arm. Anna Altman, The New Republic, 11 Nov. 2021 The anesthesiologist inserts a syringe into the pipette connected to the needle in your arm. Anna Altman, The New Republic, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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The first known use of pipette was in 1839

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20 May 2022

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“Pipette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pipette. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for pipette

pipette

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