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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.
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The third variety has a similar width yet ends in a broader, spatulate tip 35-45 [micro]m wide.
axes distichously arranged in one plan; elongated spatulate leaves with attenuated Taxonomic Epithet Key morphological rank characters base, cryptostomata thin to large, mostly aligned on each side of the midrib, and dentate margins; vesicles supported by a long pedicel, spherical to obovoid, smooth or with a short mutro, a foliar appendage or crown, or differentiated into phyllocysts; receptacles mostly bisexual, with serrate margins and arranged in dense cymose glomerules.
Three weeks after sowing, laminar growth begins by longitudinal divisions of the apical cells, producing wide spatulate prothalli.
It looked pleased with its spatulate bill, and seemed quite willing to have others share an admiration for its distinctive appearance.
Harp (1964:64-65) called them flat-bladed chisels, and Cox (1978:107) called them spatulate tools.
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Small, thin shelled, narrowly elongately spatulate in form; beaks near anterior margin, not prominent; dorsal margin straight before curving with broad convexity into narrowly convex posterior margin; ventral margin nearly straight; anterior margin short, convex; surface with only faint comarginal growth lines; interior features not observed.
0 mm); inferior apical spur of middle tibiae, in males, spatulate and outwardly curved, nearly as long as first mesotarsomere (fig.
Their analysis placed the bone points into two classes according to appearance and size; bipoints and spatulate points.