clava

[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
Related formscla·val, adjective
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