Definition of spatulate in English:

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spatulate

Pronunciation: /ˈspatjʊlət/

adjective

1Having a broad, rounded end: his thick, spatulate fingers
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  • The skin was thin and bloodless, the fingers spatulate, a swollen knob at each joint and knuckle.
  • I had never seen these spatulate fingers, until my first boyfriend on our first date reached over to hold my hand.
1.1 (also spathulate) Botany & Zoology Broad at the apex and tapered to the base: large spatulate leaves
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  • The dorsal vertebrae have wide spatulate neural spines.
  • The upper and lower incisors are broad and spatulate.
  • The skull is clearly broader and more spatulate, as well as longer, than the skull of Loxomma.

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