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spatulate

 [spach´ŭ-lāt]
1. having a flat blunt end.
2. to mix or manipulate with a spatula.

spat·u·late

(spach'ŭ-lāt),
1. Shaped like a spatula.
2. To manipulate or mix with a spatula.
3. To incise the cut end of a tubular structure longitudinally and splay it open, to allow creation of an elliptic anastomosis of greater circumference than would be possible with conventional transverse or oblique (bevelled) end-to-end anastomoses.
Synonym(s): spatulated

spatulate

/spat·u·late/ (spach´u-lāt)
1. having a flat blunt end.
2. to mix or manipulate with a spatula.
3. to make an enlarged opening in a tubular structure by means of a longitudinal incision which is then spread open.

spat·u·late

(spachyū-lăt, -lāt)
1. Shaped like a spatula.
2. To incise the cut end of a tubular structure longitudinally and splay it open, to allow creation of an elliptic anastomosis of greater circumference than would be possible with conventional transverse or oblique (beveled) end-to-end anastomoses.

spatulate

Shaped like a SPATULA.

spat·u·late

(spachyū-lăt, -lāt)
1. Shaped like a spatula.
2. To mix using a spatula.
3. To incise cut end of a tubular structure longitudinally and splay it open so as to allow creation of an elliptic anastomosis of greater circumference than would be possible with conventional transverse or oblique (beveled) end-to-end anastomoses.

spatulate (spach´oolāt),

v to manipulate or mix with a spatala.

spatulate

1. having a flat blunt end.
2. to mix or manipulate with a spatula.