spatulate

[ spach-uh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ˈspætʃ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. spatter cone,
  2. spatter dash,
  3. spatterdash,
  4. spatterdock,
  5. spatula,
  6. spaulder,
  7. spavin,
  8. spavined,
  9. spawn,
  10. spay

Origin of spatulate

From the New Latin word spatulātus, dating back to 1750–60. See spatula, -ate1

Related formssub·spat·u·late, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for spatulate

spatulate

/ (ˈspætjʊlɪt) /

adjective

shaped like a spatula
Also: spathulate botany having a narrow base and a broad rounded apexa spatulate leaf
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Medicine definitions for spatulate

spatulate

[ spăchə-lĭt ]

adj.

Having a broad flat end.

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