• WordNet 3.6
    • n pipette 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pipette A small glass tube, often with an enlargement or bulb in the middle, and usually graduated, -- used for transferring or delivering measured quantities.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pipette 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 pipette 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.
    • pipette To take up or transfer by means of a pipette.
    • n pipette 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pipette pi-pet′ a small tube for removing small portions of a fluid from one vessel to another.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., dim. of pipe,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

On Tuesday he was sucking up the mucus through a pipette from a boy with diphtheria.
"The Wife and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
It consists simply of a straight pipette, A B, to which is affixed laterally, at the upper part, a small U-shaped water gauge.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
The three manometers are filled to the same level with mercury, the quantity being adjusted by means of a pipette.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889" by Various
Suck milk into the pipette until the milk comes up to the mark on the side of the pipette.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
The solution in each pipette should be drawn up to the mark on the capillary tube.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
The fresh but putrescible liquid is introduced into the six tubes in succession by means of the pipette.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
It is performed as follows: Measure with a pipette 25 c.c.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
It was given either by esophageal catheter, or by dropping it into the mouth from a pipette.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
A loose plug of cotton-wool in the open mouth completes the capillary pipette.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Of the instruments for measuring the depth of colour of the blood, the double pipette of Hoppe-Seyler is quite the most delicate.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich

In news:

A female lab technician pipettes liquid into test tubes.
Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer Steve Malone, an operations analyst at Cleveland HeartLab, uses a pipette to extract a urine specimen and divide it into three different vials for analysis.
Lefteris Michailidis uses a pipette to mix enzyme samples that have reacted with a new drug being tested to see the effectiveness of the drug in binding with the enzyme Oct 16.
The LONG GripTip pipette tip is designed to work with single, 8-, 12-, and 16-channel Viaflo electronic pipettes and Voyager 8- and 12-channel adjustable-spacing electronic pipettes .
The Pipetman L Multichannel is a lightweight pipette that has been designed to fit naturally in a researcher's hand and reduce tensions while holding it.
Mettler Toledo's Rainin AutoRep S manual repeater pipette is designed to give laboratory researchers and technicians a simple, robust solution for applications that involve tedious, repetitive pipetting of liquid samples.
The RapidTip2 comes in two different tip formats for compatibility with either universal or Rainin LTS style pipettes .
Whole-cell patch clamping involves bringing a hollow glass pipette in contact with the cell membrane of a neuron Sputnik Animation and MIT McGovern Institute.
Wildt also tweeted photos — of grinning scientists and gleaming microscopes, not the dozing patient or those glimmering pipettes.

In science:

In their pioneering in-vitro experiments on DDDP, Wuite et al. applied tension on a ssDNA molecule, that served as the template, by holding it with a micro pipette at one end and an optical trap on the other.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
As a concrete example, an optical tweezer setup is sketched in Fig. 1 (10; 11): a single RNA molecule is attached between two beads with RNA:DNA hybrid handle; one bead is held by a pipette, and the other is in a laser light trap1 .
Force Unfolding Single RNAs: from Equilibrium to Far-from Equilibrium
By moving the position of the pipette, the distance between the two beads and the force acting on the bead in the light trap can be measured with high resolution.
Force Unfolding Single RNAs: from Equilibrium to Far-from Equilibrium