[ kley-vuh, klah- ]

noun,plural cla·vae [kley-vee, klah-vahy]. /ˈkleɪ vi, ˈklɑ vaɪ/. Entomology.
  1. the two or more enlarged distal segments that form the bulbous end of a clavate antenna.

Origin of clava

From the Late Latin word clāva staff, club

Other words from clava

  • claval, adjective

Words Nearby clava Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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