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clavate

[ kley-veyt ]
/ ˈkleɪ veɪt /
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adjective
club-shaped; claviform.
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Origin of clavate

1655–65; <New Latin clāvātus, equivalent to Late Latin clāv(a) club + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM clavate

cla·vate·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for clavate

clavate

claviform (ˈklævɪfɔːm)

/ (ˈkleɪveɪt, -vɪt) /

adjective
shaped like a club with the thicker end uppermost

Derived forms of clavate

clavately, adverb

Word Origin for clavate

C19: from Latin clāva club
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