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spatulate

[spach-uh-lit, -leyt] /ˈspætʃ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
shaped like a spatula; rounded more or less like a spoon.
2.
Botany. having a broad, rounded end and a narrow, attenuate base, as a leaf.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Neo-Latin spatulātus. See spatula, -ate1
Related forms
subspatulate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subspatulate

spatulate

/ˈspætjʊlɪt/
adjective
1.
shaped like a spatula
2.
(botany) Also spathulate. having a narrow base and a broad rounded apex: a spatulate leaf
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subspatulate in Medicine

spatulate spat·u·late (spāch'ə-lĭt)
adj.
Having a broad flat end.

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