noun, verb (used with object), pi·pet·ted, pi·pet·ting.
- a slender graduated tube used in a laboratory for measuring and transferring quantities of liquids from one container to another.
verb (used with object), pi·pet·ted, pi·pet·ting.
- to measure or transfer a quantity of a liquid with a pipette.
- 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
- (tr) to transfer or measure out (a liquid) using a pipette
n.also pipet, 1818, from French pipette, from Middle French pipette “tube,” diminutive of Old French pipe, from Vulgar Latin *pipa (see pipe (n.1)). n.
- A narrow, usually calibrated glass tube into which small amounts of liquid are suctioned for transfer or measurement.
- A graduated narrow glass tube, often with an enlarged bulb, used for transferring measured volumes of liquids.