adjectiveBotany & Zoology
Club-shaped; thicker at the apex than at the base.
More 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.
mid 17th century: from modern Latin clavatus, from Latin clava 'club'.
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