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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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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.