spatulate


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spatulate

[′spach·ə·lət]
(biology)
Shaped like a spoon.
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COMPARISONS: Annularia sphenophylloides has anisophyllous verticils with a larger number of leaves (12 to 18) that are spatulate, with a distinct mucron on the rounded apex.
In specimens with 20 pairs, ~12 had the comb-like tips and eight were spatulate.
Nostrils anterior of mid-orbit, anterior nostril circular with wide spatulate nostril flap that extends to posterior side of posterior nostril when depressed, posterior nostril ovoid and larger than anterior nostril, posterior nostril without flap; cranial spines usually absent except for weak nasal spines, additional weak head spines have been rarely reported (Love et al.
The new species is characterized by its hemiepiphytic habit, long-petiolate, subterete sulcate gray-green-drying petioles, narrowly ovate-triangularsagittate narrowly acuminate blades with the anterior lobe broadly concave along the margins, a spatulate sinus, 3(4) pairs of basal veins with none of the basal veins free to the base, the 1st pair of basal veins broadly spreading, then directed upward along the margin and regularly very remote from the margins, 10-13 pairs of primary lateral veins, and these scarcely distinct from the interprimary veins, as well as by long-pedunculate inflorescence with a green erect-spreading spathe which is shorter than the spadix, and a moderately short weakly tapered essentially sessile green spadix with large flowers.
Morphophysiological dormancy in seeds of two North American and one Eurasian species of Sambucus (Caprifoliaceae) with underdeveloped spatulate embryos.
Agardh's order Fucoidae, and contains 62 species partitioned into seven unnamed groups recognizable by the following morphological characters: (i) axillary receptacles and whole leaves; (ii) axillary receptacles and pinnatifid leaves; (iii) vesicules and leaves of small size (Microphylla); (iv) terminal receptacles; (v) leafy vesicles, and spatulate and inflated leaves; (vi) axes flattened, pinnatifid and foliar, and axillary vesicles and receptacles; (vii) leaves without midribs, receptacles marginal and fixed to leaves, and solitary capsules in each tubercule.
This is a perennial herb with basal leaves forming a rosette, which varies seasonally: winter rosette, with spatulate to lanceolate leaves, up to 4 cm long and 1.
Seta is a kind of threadlike villus with spatulate end (Peressadko & Gorb, 2004).
Mesoand metatibiae with 1 transversal carina; with two apical, acuminate (mesotibia) and spatulate (metatibia) spurs.
Bare-chested in his A-line kilt, her husband puts his spatulate best foot forward, so as to stride into a new life.
variolaris look like those of other urchin juveniles, whereas those of the arbacioids are spatulate to paddle-shaped (Harvey, 1956; Fuentes and Barros, 2000; Emlet, pers.
An oblong puddle inset in the coarse asphalt; like a fancy footprint filled to the brim with quicksilver; like a spatulate hole through which you can see the nether sky.