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spatula

 [spach´u-lah]
a wide, flat, blunt, usually flexible instrument of little thickness, used for spreading material on a smooth surface or mixing.

spat·u·la

(spach'ŭ-lă),
A flat blade, like a knife blade but without a sharp edge, used in pharmacy for spreading plasters and ointments and as an aid to mixing ingredients with a mortar and pestle.
[L. dim. of spatha, a broad, flat wooden instrument, fr. G. spathē]

spatula

/spat·u·la/ (spach´u-lah) [L.]
1. a wide, flat, blunt, usually flexible instrument of little thickness, used for spreading material on a smooth surface.
2. a spatulate structure.

spatula

(spăch′ə-lə)
n.
Chiefly British A tongue depressor.

spat′u·lar adj.

spatula

[spach′ə·lə]
Etymology: L
1 a flat, blunt, usually flexible instrument used for spreading plasters and for mixing ointments, cements, impression materials, and masses.
2 a structure having a flat, blunt end.

spat·u·la

(spach'yū-lă)
A flat blade, like that of a knife but without a sharp edge, used in pharmacy for spreading plasters and ointments and to aid in mixing ingredients with a mortar and pestle.
[L. dim. of spatha, a broad, flat wooden instrument, fr. G. spathē]

spatula

A small broad, flat, blunt instrument of wood or plastic used to press down the tongue while examining the throat or to scrape the lining of the CERVIX of the womb in a PAP SMEAR test.

spat·u·la

(spach'yū-lă)
A flat blade, like a knife blade but without a sharp edge, used in pharmacy for spreading plasters and ointments and as an aid in mixing ingredients with a mortar and pestle.
[L. dim. of spatha, a broad, flat wooden instrument, fr. G. spathē]

spatula (spach´ələ),

n a flat-bladed instrument without sharp edges used for mixing certain dental materials (e.g., cement, plaster of paris, impression pastes).

spatula

a wide, flat, blunt, usually flexible instrument of little thickness, used for spreading material on a smooth surface or mixing.

obstetric spatula
Keller's spatula is a long-handled, 3 ft, rod with a blunt spatulate tip, introduced into the uterus and manipulated from outside the cow or mare. Used to remove the skin of the fetus by blunt dissection. De Bruin's spatula is similar and used for a similar purpose but is short-handled and is manipulated from inside the uterus.
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INGREDIENTS * 1 3/4 cups sugar * 11/2 cups packed dark brown sugar * 3 cups evaporated milk * 1 1/3 cups heavy cream * 2 tsp salt * 3/4 plus 2 tbsp light corn syrup * 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp dark corn syrup * 7 tbsp unsalted butter * 1/4 cup Trablit coffee extract (available on Amazon) * cooking spray * Makes 120 1-inch pieces EQUIPMENT * 13" x 18" rimmed baking sheet, greased * candy thermometer * heatproof spatula * cutting board lined with parchment or wax paper * wax twisting papers (available at Michaels) HOW TO MAKE IT 1.
Once the lid is twisted open, the spatula can be pulled out and used to apply the product onto the skin.
Bubbles will appear on top as the pancakes cook - turn them at this stage, using the metal spatula to help you.
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The recommended technique for loading the mandibular tray is to hold the tray in one hand, and with the opposite hand, place the spatula with material on the lingual side of the tray and scrape or wipe the material into the tray Once the tray is loaded, the tip of the spatula should be pressed down through the material to remove any air bubbles that may have been incorporated into the material, and could cause voids in the impression.
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