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clavus

[kley-vuh s, klah-]
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noun, plural cla·vi [kley-vahy, -vee] /ˈkleɪ vaɪ, -vi/.
  1. Psychiatry. an intense headache in which the pain is likened to one that would be produced by a sharp object driven into the skull.
  2. (in ancient Rome) a vertical stripe or band of purple worn on the tunic by senators and equites.
  3. Entomology. clavola.

Origin of clavus

1800–10; < Latin: literally, nail; akin to claudere to close
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Examples from the Web for clavus

Historical Examples

  • In mediæval times the cross in a circle was sometimes called the “clavus” .

    Needlework As Art

    Marian Alford

  • On his later map Clavus has made up for the want of names in an astonishing way.

  • I think this is attributing to Clavus rather too much original thought, of which his maps and text do not otherwise give evidence.

  • It is clavus when there is a strong pulsation, conveying the sensation of a nail piercing the part.

  • The figures of D. clavus by Albertini and Schweinitz are excellent, as also the description.

    The North American Slime-Moulds</p>

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride


clavus in Medicine

clavus

([object Object])
n. pl. cla•vi (-vī′)
  1. corn
  2. A condition resulting from healing of a granuloma of the foot in yaws, in which a core falls out, leaving an erosion.

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