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spat·u·la

 (spăch′ə-lə)
n.
1. A small implement having a broad, flat, flexible blade that is used to mix, spread, or lift material.
2. Chiefly British A tongue depressor.

[Latin, flat piece of wood, splint, diminutive of spatha, broadsword; see spathe.]

spat′u·lar adj.

spatula

(ˈspætjʊlə)
n
(Cookery) a utensil with a broad flat, often flexible blade, used for lifting, spreading, or stirring foods, etc
[C16: from Latin: a broad piece, from spatha a flat wooden implement; see spathe]
ˈspatular adj

spat•u•la

(ˈspætʃ ə lə)

n., pl. -las.
an implement with a broad, flat, usu. flexible blade, used for blending or transferring foods, mixing drugs, spreading plaster, etc.
[1515–25; < Latin: a flat piece, batten =spath(a) spathe + -ula -ule]
spat′u•lar, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spatula - a turner with a narrow flexible bladespatula - a turner with a narrow flexible blade
blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
food turner, turner - cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle; used for turning or serving food
2.spatula - a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances
blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
palette knife - a spatula used by artists for mixing or applying or scraping off oil paints
putty knife - a spatula used to mix or apply putty
slice - a spatula for spreading paint or ink
Translations
مِبْسَط الصَّيْدَلي لِمَزْج الألْوانمِلْعَقَةُ الْبَسْط
lopatkašpachtlestěrka
paletknivspatelpalet
PfannenwenderSpachtelSpatel
lastaspaatteli
lopatica
spatula
spaðispaîi
へら
주걱
mentelė
lāpstiņa
spatelsteker
stierka
spatel
ไม้พายที่ใช้ทำอาหาร
dao bay

spatula

[ˈspætjʊlə] Nespátula f

spatula

[ˈspætʃʊlə] nspatule f

spatula

nSpachtel m; (Med) → Spatel m

spatula

[ˈspætjʊlə] nspatola

spatula

(ˈspӕtjulə) , ((American) -tʃu-) noun
a kind of tool with a broad blunt blade. Spread the icing on the cake with a spatula.

spatula

مِلْعَقَةُ الْبَسْط stěrka paletkniv Spachtel σπάτουλα espátula lasta spatule lopatica spatola へら 주걱 spatel stekespade szpatułka espátula лопаточка spatel ไม้พายที่ใช้ทำอาหาร spatül dao bay 刮刀

spat·u·la

n. espátula.
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Ampersand's novel e2 Collector, designed to replace the sometimes ineffective and painful cervical spatulas and brushes currently used in Pap testing, is an individual component of Ampersand's In-Path System for cervical cancer screening.
Ampersand's novel e(2) Collector, designed to replace the sometimes ineffective and painful cervical spatulas and brushes currently used in Pap testing, is an individual component of Ampersand's In-Path System for cervical cancer screening.