- shaped like a spatula; rounded more or less like a spoon.
- Botany. having a broad, rounded end and a narrow, attenuate base, as a leaf.
Origin of spatulate
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Examples from the Web for spatulate
Or sometimes the palm may be of one type, say spatulate, with all the fingers mixed.Palmistry for All
These are spatulate in form, with a terraced terminal marking.Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895
Jesse Walter Fewkes
In the Dinosaur Hadrosaurus they are exceedingly large and spatulate.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
The flower is composed of thirty-eight spatulate petals and fourteen sepals.
The petals are broad and spatulate and a bit thick, not opening wide.
- shaped like a spatula
- Also: spathulate botany having a narrow base and a broad rounded apexa spatulate leaf
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- Having a broad flat end.
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