spatulate

adjective spat·u·late \ ˈspa-chə-lət \

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

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spatulate

adjective spat·u·late \ -lət \

medical Definition of spatulate

: shaped like a spatula or a spoon

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spatulate

transitive verb spat·u·late \ ˈspach-ə-ˌlāt \

medical Definition of spatulate

spatulated; spatulating
: 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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