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[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.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Spatula." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736310/0/spatula.
Spatula. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736310/0/spatula. Accessed November 17, 2019.
Spatula. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736310/0/spatula
Spatula [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736310/0/spatula.
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