American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A narrow, usually calibrated glass tube into which small amounts of liquid are suctioned for transfer or measurement.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In porcelain-making, a small can arranged to hold slip, and to allow it to flow through a pipe at one end. Pipettes are sometimes fitted with adjustable pipes of different diameters. See slip-decoration.
- n. A small tube used to withdraw and transfer fluids or gases from one vessel to another. The shape differs with the special use to which it is adapted. Some are designed to measure fluids accurately as well as to transfer them.
- To take up or transfer by means of a pipette.
- n. A funnel-shaped attachment, with the small end downward, midway in a barometer, to act as a trap to prevent air-bubbles from rising to the top.
- v. To transfer or measure the volume of a liquid using a pipette.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small glass tube, often with an enlargement or bulb in the middle, and usually graduated, -- used for transferring or delivering measured quantities.
- n. measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube used to measure or transfer precise volumes of a liquid by drawing the liquid up into the tube
- From French pipette, from pipe + -ette. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, tube, diminutive of pipe, pipe, from Vulgar Latin *pīpa; see pipe. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The interior of the pipette is connected to an electronic amplifier.”
“This is my composition; the pipette is my clarinet".”
“A small glass instrument, called a pipette, comes with each machine.”
“The Drink Detective comes with three test strips and a pipette, which is like a tiny eye dropper.”
“Snap off the remainder of the capillary tube from the broad upper portion of the pipette which is now destined to form the covering tube or air chamber, or what we may term the "barrel.”
“ The spermatozooids of certain plants can be strongly attracted towards a pipette which is filled with malic acid -- crowding around and into it with avidity.”
“Preparation of solutions, buffers used in electrophysiology lab and routine duties (such as pipette calibration, filling of nitrogen dewer).”
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“In a dreary, lonely lab a young female postdoc puts down her pipette to massage her aching latexed hands.”
“They use the pipette to collect blood, which is a bit hard for them, she says.”
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