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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.
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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]
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spatula

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

spat′u·lar adj.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012