Definition of Spathulate

1. a. See Spatulate.

Definition of Spathulate

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of spatulate) ¹

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Definition of Spathulate

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Spathulate

1. Spoon-shaped, broad at the tip and narrowed towards the base. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spathulate

spathe flower
spathulate (current term)
spatia anguli iridocornealis
spatia interossea metacarpi
spatia interossea metatarsi
spatia zonularia
spatial acuity
spatial arrangement
spatial behaviour
spatial filter
spatial formula
spatial localization

Literary usage of Spathulate

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1. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia by Stephen Elliott (1824)
"Leaves sub-coriaceous, very smooth and lucid, those of the root spathulate ovate, obtuse, those of the stem not acuminate. ..."

2. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"next four are oblong-spathulate, irregularly dentate ; and the rest mostly ... Those of S. elegans are narrowly spathulate and more like the ..."

3. Refugium Botanicum: Or Figures and Descriptions from Living Specimens, of William Wilson Saunders, Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, John Gilbert Baker by William Wilson Saunders, Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, John Gilbert Baker (1869)
"Bracts oblanceolate- spathulate, the lower ones longer than the pedicels. Pedicels ascending, the lower ones bracteolate, three-eighths to half an inch long ..."

4. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1833)
"Petals spathulate, the lamina den tato-serrate, concave, closely reflexed, pale yellowish-while. Stamens opposite the petals, erect or nearly so, ..."

5. The Forest Flora of North-west and Central India: A Handbook of the by John Lindsay Stewart, Dietrich Brandis (1874)
"... petals minute linear or spathulate ; style filiform, 2-4-cleft, the branches recurved. Drupes 2-3-celled ; seeds grooved, groove narrow, nearly closed. ..."

6. The London Journal of Botany: Containing Figures and Descriptions of by William Jackson Hooker (1843)
"71 • But that is thrice as large in all its parts, and the leaves are spathulate and serrated, quite unlike those of the present plant, which I have only ..."

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