One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having a broad, rounded end.‘his thick, spatulate fingers’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1Zoology Botany Broad at the apex and tapered to the base.‘large spatulate leaves’
- ‘The skull is clearly broader and more spatulate, as well as longer, than the skull of Loxomma.’
- ‘Plant eating dinosaurs generally have toes that are more spatulate.’
- ‘The upper and lower incisors are broad and spatulate.’
- ‘The dorsal vertebrae have wide spatulate neural spines.’
- ‘Many have a distinctive pad over their noses; this pad is often endowed with odd bristles with spatulate tips.’
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