spatulate
adjective Date: circa 1760 shaped like a spatula <
a spatulate leaf
>
<
spatulate spines of a caterpillar
>
<
a spatulate tool
>
— see leaf illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Spatulate — Spat u*late, a. [NL. spatulatus.] (Nat. Hist.) Shaped like spatula, or like a battledoor, being roundish, with a long, narrow, linear base. [Also written {spathulate}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spatulate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a broad, rounded end …   English terms dictionary

  • spatulate — [spach′əlit, spach′əlāt΄] adj. [ModL spatulatus] 1. Bot. spoon shaped in outline and attached at the narrow end, as some leaves: see LEAF 2. Zool. spoon shaped or spatula shaped …   English World dictionary

  • spatulate — spoon shaped, depressed and concave …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spatulate — adj. [L. spatula, spoon] Spatula like in form; flattened, while broad apically and narrowed basally …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • spatulate — /spach euh lit, layt /, adj. 1. shaped like a spatula; rounded more or less like a spoon. 2. Bot. having a broad, rounded end and a narrow, attenuate base, as a leaf. [1750 60; < NL spatulatus. See SPATULA, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • spatulate — 1. adjective /ˈspæʧ.ə.lɪt/ a) Shaped like a spatula. b) Having a broad, flat end and tapering into a narrower base. 2. verb /ˈspæʧ.ə.lɪt/ To treat or mix with a spatula. See Also …   Wiktionary

  • spatulate — 1. Shaped like a spatula. 2. To manipulate or mix with a spatula. 3. To incise the cut end of a tubular structure longitudinally and splay it open, to allow creation of an elliptical anastomosis of greater circumference than would be possible… …   Medical dictionary

  • spatulate — (Order Isopoda): Shaped like a spatula [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • spatulate — shaped like a spatula Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

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