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clavate

Syllabification: cla·vate
Pronunciation: /ˈklāvāt
 
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Definition of clavate in English:

adjective

Botany & Zoology
Club-shaped; thicker at the apex than at the base.
Example sentences
  • It is very similar in form in that the labellar trichomes are unicellular and clavate with ‘stalks’ of varying lengths.
  • Included in both these genera were short, rectilinear borings with clavate ends and elongate, curvilinear borings with or without swollen terminations.
  • Mature thalli of both taxa have structures with a clavate form located along the upper part of the main axis, and in both taxa these are preceded by multiple verticils of long, branched, hairlike sterile laterals.

Origin

mid 17th century: from modern Latin clavatus, from Latin clava 'club'.

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