noun, plural clav·o·lae [klav-uh-lee] /ˈklæv əˌli/. Entomology.
the terminal, enlarged, usually club-shaped portion of a capitate, lamellate, or clavate antenna.
Origin of clavola
< New Latin, equivalent to Late Latin clāv(a) club + -ola, variant of -ula -ule
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The last joints of the Clavola when suddenly larger than the rest.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)
When the Clavola of the Antenn grows gradually narrower towards the apex, and is arcuate or incurved so as to resemble a sickle.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)