- Bot. spoon-shaped in outline and attached at the narrow end, as some leaves
- Zool. spoon-shaped or spatula-shaped
Origin of spatulateModern Latin spatulatus
(comparative more spatulate, superlative most spatulate)
(third-person singular simple present spatulates, present participle spatulating, simple past and past participle spatulated)
- To treat or mix with a spatula.
- To incise the end of a pliable cylindrical structure such that the cut end can be splayed apart and flattened