pipette

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noun pi·pette \ pī-ˈpet \
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

pipette

or less commonly pipet verb

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Origin and Etymology of pipette

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


PIPETTE Defined for English Language Learners

pipette

play
noun

Definition of pipette for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

pipette

noun pi·pette
variants: also pipet play \pī-ˈpet\

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

pipette

also pipet verb pipetted; pipetting

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