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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

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.
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COMPARISONS: Annularia sphenophylloides has anisophyllous verticils with a larger number of leaves (12 to 18) that are spatulate, with a distinct mucron on the rounded apex.
The third variety has a similar width yet ends in a broader, spatulate tip 35-45 [micro]m wide.
In particular, we examine the specific function of the spatulate spines found on the plastron and those located in the anterolateral portion of the test, which appear to be specifically involved with digging.
They can be simple, bifid or divided several times, rond, spatulate, turbinate, lanceolate, ovoid, linear or of any intermediate forms.
Seta is a kind of threadlike villus with spatulate end (Peressadko & Gorb, 2004).
Mesoand metatibiae with 1 transversal carina; with two apical, acuminate (mesotibia) and spatulate (metatibia) spurs.
Bare-chested in his A-line kilt, her husband puts his spatulate best foot forward, so as to stride into a new life.
The beginning and ending of Bend Sinister are thus worth observing to see how the "puddle" of the following passages is used to fabricate the framework of the novel: An oblong puddle inset in the coarse asphalt; like a fancy footprint filled to the brim with quicksilver; like a spatulate hole through which you can see the nether sky.
It looked pleased with its spatulate bill, and seemed quite willing to have others share an admiration for its distinctive appearance.
The tall white waterbirds are distinctive with their long spatulate black bills and long black legs.
Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango) bordati 15 Size relatively larger (length 7.0-8.0 mm); inferior apical spur of middle tibiae, in males, spatulate and outwardly curved, nearly as long as first mesotarsomere (fig.