Definition of Spatulate

1. Adjective. (of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a narrow base.

Exact synonyms: Spatula-shaped
Similar to: Simple, Unsubdivided



Definition of Spatulate

1. a. Shaped like spatula, or like a battledoor, being roundish, with a long, narrow, linear base.

Definition of Spatulate

1. Adjective. Shaped like a spatula; having a rounded, flattened extremity. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany of leaf) Having a broad, flat end and tapering into a narrower base. ¹

3. Verb. To treat or mix with a spatula. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spatulate

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Spatulate

1. 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 elliptical anastomosis of greater circumference than would be possible with conventional transverse or oblique (bevelled) end-to-end anastomoses. Synonym: spatulated. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spatulate

spattering
spatters
spatterware
spatting
spattle
spattles
spattling-poppy
spatula
spatula-shaped
spatula needle
spatulae
spatulalike
spatulamancy
spatular
spatulas
spatulate (current term)
spatulate leaf
spatulated
spatulates
spatulating
spatulation
spatule
spatules
spatulomancy
spatulæ
spatzle
spatzles
spaug
spaul
spauld

Literary usage of Spatulate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Petals elliptic-spatulate, twice as long as the acute calyx-lobes ............. 87. DD. The petals rounded-obovate: basal hs. more or less recurred. ..."

2. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"Stern herbaceous, smooth ; leaves smooth and often glaucous, obtuse ; the lowest spatulate- obovate, .'3-5-ribbed, the upper oval or oblong, small, sessile; ..."

3. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"Leaves all narrow ; lower spatulate-linear, barely 3-toothed the roundish ... the lobes and the entire upper leaves narrowly linear or slightly spatulate- . ..."

4. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1901)
"linear, entire or serrate towards the apex, 1 to 1J in. long; rays tufted, erect or ascending, 1 ft. high; leaves spatulate-oblong or above violet-purple; ..."

5. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"... oblong-spatulate and short-petioled ; flowers almost sessile In the axils ; enrolla purple, about 1 cm. broad. (E. pilosus Nutt. ..."

6. A Working manual of high frequency currents by Noble Murray Eberhart (1919)
"Author's spatulate Tubes. I have recently designed the tubes shown in Pig. ... They end in a flattened spatulate extremity. In the body tube the end is at ..."

7. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"Radical leaves broader, spatulate- ovate, conspicuously 3-nerved; inner leaflets of the involucre ..."

8. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"Leaves linear-lanceolate and somewhat spatulate, half an inch or less in length, about a line wide. Akènes 2 lines long, when mature resembling pellets of ..."

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