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  1. club-shaped; clavate.
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Origin of claviform

1810–20; < Late Latin clāv(a) club + -i- + -form
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Historical Examples

  • Polymorpha: the claviform and serricorn Coleoptera, as a whole.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • The claviform stigma usually somewhat club-shaped and situated immediately below the orbicular; and 3.

  • Extinct; phragmacone with widely separated septa; rostrum well developed and claviform.

British Dictionary definitions for claviform


  1. another word for clavate
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin clāva club
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