- club-shaped; claviform.
Origin of clavate
1655–65; < New Latin clāvātus, equivalent to Late Latin clāv(a) club + -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for clavate
Some of the species are simple, elongate and clavate bodies.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.
George Francis Atkinson
The name is more appropriate to the African species which are clavate.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Charles Sumner Boyer
On the top of the head an elegant crest of six elongated, recurved, clavate feathers, of which the webs are deflected.A Synopsis of the Birds of North America
John James Audubon
Sporangia densely crowded or cespitose, sub-sessile or short stipitate, clavate, 1–1.5 mm.The North American Slime-Moulds
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
They are not globular on the end, as the clavate hairs, but have "saw-like" edge.
- shaped like a club with the thicker end uppermost
C19: from Latin clāva club
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