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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Biology Having one end thickened; club-shaped: clavate antennae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling a club, becoming increasingly wide from the base to the distal end.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Club-shaped; having the form of a club; growing gradually thicker toward the top. [See Illust. of antennae.]

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Club-shaped; having the form of a club; growing gradually thicker toward the top; claviform.
  • Like a nail.

Etymologies

From Latin clāva, club.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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