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pipette

Line breaks: pip|ette
Pronunciation: /pɪˈpɛt
 
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Definition of pipette in English:

noun

A slender tube attached to or incorporating a bulb, for transferring or measuring out small quantities of liquid, especially in a laboratory.
Example sentences
  • Lambda pipettes are used to transfer very small liquid volumes down to 1 microliter.
  • This material was transferred to 1.5 ml Ependorff tubes with pipettes.
  • DNA was dialysed by inserting the DNA sample with a pipette into dialysis tubing and securing the ends with clips.

verb

[with object and adverbial of direction] Back to top  
Pour, convey, or draw off using a pipette: pipette the cells on to the coverslips
More example sentences
  • Ten minutes after adding malate, we again pipetted the supernatant from the same dish into other test tubes.
  • The chambers were assembled and collagen/cell suspension was pipetted inside the polycarbonate sheath.
  • Cells were ruptured by pipetting the resuspension 30 times through a Gilson 200 l tip.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, literally 'little pipe', diminutive of pipe.

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