noun, plural cla·vi [kley-vahy, -vee]. /ˈkleɪ vaɪ, -vi/.
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They appear to be the origin of the “clavus” or nail-headed pattern woven into silks in the Palace of the Cæsars.
I shall discuss the Latin Clavus and the Chrysoclavus amongst ecclesiastical embroideries, pp. 308, 336 (post).
Claval suture: Hemiptera; at the base of hemelytra, separating the clavus.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Hysterical patients describe a sensation as if a nail were being driven into the forehead—the so-called clavus hystericus.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Some of the worst cases of clavus, probably, that have ever been seen were developed in the old days of phlebotomy.Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it|Francis E. Anstie