adjective Etymology: New Latin clavatus, from Latin clava club, from clavus nail, knot in wood Date: 1813 thickened near the distal end ; club-shaped

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Clavate — Cla vate, Clavated Cla va*ted, a. [L. clava club.] (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Club shaped; having the form of a club; growing gradually thicker toward the top. Note: [See Illust. of {Antennae}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clavate — [klā′vāt΄] adj. [ModL clavatus < L clava, a club + atus, ATE1] oblong and thicker at one end; club shaped clavately adv. clavation n …   English World dictionary

  • clavate — club shaped …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • clavate — adj. [L. clava, club] Enlarged at the tip; club shaped …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • clavate — clavately, adv. /klay vayt/, adj. club shaped; claviform. [1655 65; < NL clavatus, equiv. to LL clav(a) club + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • clavate — adjective Resembling a club, becoming increasingly wide from the base to the distal end. Syn: clubbed …   Wiktionary

  • clavate — Club shaped. [L. clava, a club] * * * cla·vate klā .vāt adj gradually thickening toward the distal end * * * cla·vate (klaґvāt) [L. clavatus club] 1. claval. 2. club shaped …   Medical dictionary

  • clavate — (Order Isopoda): Club shaped; having one end thickened [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • clavate — club shaped Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • clavate — adj. shaped like a club …   English contemporary dictionary

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