spatula

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(spach′ŭ-lă)

[L. spatula, a broad piece, ham (of pork)]
An instrument for spreading or mixing semisolids. It is usually flat, thin, somewhat flexible, and shaped like a knife without a cutting edge. It may be used in blunt dissection of soft tissues, as of the brain.

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