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noun, plural clav·o·lae [klav-uh-lee] /ˈklæv əˌli/. Entomology.
  1. the terminal, enlarged, usually club-shaped portion of a capitate, lamellate, or clavate antenna.
  2. flagellum(def 3).
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Origin of clavola

< New Latin, equivalent to Late Latin clāv(a) club + -ola, variant of -ula -ule
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Historical Examples

  • The last joints of the Clavola when suddenly larger than the rest.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • When the Clavola of the Antenn grows gradually narrower towards the apex, and is arcuate or incurved so as to resemble a sickle.