Definition of spatulate in English:


Syllabification: spat·u·late
Pronunciation: /ˈspaCHələt


  • 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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