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clavola

[klav-uh-luh] /ˈklæv ə lə/
noun, plural clavolae
[klav-uh-lee] /ˈklæv əˌli/ (Show IPA).
Entomology.
1.
the terminal, enlarged, usually club-shaped portion of a capitate, lamellate, or clavate antenna.
2.
flagellum (def 3).
Origin of clavola
< New Latin, equivalent to Late Latin clāv(a) club + -ola, variant of -ula -ule
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