spatulate

adjective
spat·​u·​late | \ ˈspa-chə-lət How to pronounce spatulate (audio) \

Definition of spatulate

: shaped like a spatula a spatulate leaf spatulate spines of a caterpillar a spatulate tool — see leaf illustration

First Known Use of spatulate

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spatulate was circa 1760

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“Spatulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spatulate. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for spatulate

spatulate

adjective
spat·​u·​late | \ -lət How to pronounce spatulate (audio) \

Medical Definition of spatulate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: shaped like a spatula or a spoon

spatulate

transitive verb
spat·​u·​late | \ ˈspach-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce spatulate (audio) \
spatulated; spatulating

Medical Definition of spatulate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to mix or treat with a spatula after the powder has been incorporated in the water, the mass is spatulated thoroughly— M. G. Swenson

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