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The Word of the Day comes from GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER by Bernardine Evaristo, which is shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.


NOUN pipettes (plural noun) · pipet (noun) · pipets (plural noun) a slender tube attached to or incorporating a bulb, for transferring or measuring out small quantities of liquid, especially in a laboratory.

VERB pipettes (third person present) · pipetted (past tense) · pipetted (past participle) · pipetting (present participle) pour, convey, or draw off using a pipette. "pipette the cells on to the coverslips"

ORIGIN mid 19th century: from French, literally ‘little pipe’, diminutive of pipe.

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