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clavate

[kley-veyt]
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adjective
  1. club-shaped; claviform.

Origin of clavate

1655–65; < New Latin clāvātus, equivalent to Late Latin clāv(a) club + -ātus -ate1
Related formscla·vate·ly, adverb
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clavate

claviform (ˈklævɪfɔːm)

adjective
  1. shaped like a club with the thicker end uppermost
Derived Formsclavately, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from Latin clāva club
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