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Shaped like a spatula.


1. shaped like a spatula
2. (Botany) botany Also: spathulate having a narrow base and a broad rounded apex: a spatulate leaf.


(ˈspætʃ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

1. shaped like a spatula; broad or rounded.
2. Bot. broadly rounded with a narrow, tapering base.
[1750–60; < New Latin spatulātus. See spatula, -ate1]
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Adj.1.spatulate - (of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a narrow base
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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The innovative material combines high performance with an extremely natural look, presenting an unusual surface texture that reproduces a spatulated cement effect, to give the shower tray an unmistakably tactile feel," explains a spokesman for the Italian firm.
The spatulated ureter and mucosa were then sutured and a D-J catheter was placed before the final suture.
The ureter was spatulated on both ends and closed in an interrupted fashion.
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The ureter was then spatulated on its lateral aspect (facing the medial aspect of the kidney).
The ureter was then spatulated and re-anastomosed to the renal pelvis in an Anderson-Hyne technique using 4-0 PDS sutures in running continuous fashion.
The distal mammary artery was then transected, cut to the appropriate length, and spatulated.
The appendix is then spatulated and secured distally with two 4-0 absorbable sutures incorporating full thickness bites of the appendix and detrusor muscle and mucosa.
8A) has the same morphology as the robust spatulated teeth found in Fox-Amphoux-Metisson, southern France (Diez Diaz et al.