[pahy-pet, pi-]
a slender graduated tube used in a laboratory for measuring and transferring quantities of liquids from one container to another.
verb (used with object), pipetted, pipetting.
to measure or transfer a quantity of a liquid with a pipette.

1830–40; < French; see pipe1, -ette

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pipette (pɪˈpɛt)
1.  a calibrated glass tube drawn to a fine bore at one end, filled by sucking liquid into the bulb, and used to transfer or measure known volumes of liquid
2.  (tr) to transfer or measure out (a liquid) using a pipette
[C19: via French: little pipe, from pipepipe1]

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Word Origin & History

1839, from Fr. pipette, from M.Fr. pipette "tube," dim. of O.Fr. pipe, from V.L. *pipa (see pipe).
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Medical Dictionary

pipette pi·pette or pi·pet (pī-pět')
A narrow, usually calibrated glass tube into which small amounts of liquid are suctioned for transfer or measurement.

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pipette   (pī-pět')  Pronunciation Key 
A graduated narrow glass tube, often with an enlarged bulb, used for transferring measured volumes of liquids.
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Example sentences
First, wrangling an oocyte that sits in a petri dish, he maneuvers it into the
  grip of a pipette.
Expansion of the bulb draws food in through the pipette tube into the bulb.
With a pipette, you could add precise amounts of fluid into two hydrophilic
  grooves placed close to each other.
Please place pipette tip trays into the nearest recycling bin or dumpster.
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