Definition of claviform in English:


Line breaks: clavi|form
Pronunciation: /ˈklavɪfɔːm


  • another term for clavate.
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    • Clusters of tightly packed, short to long, unicellular, claviform, yellowish trichomes were observed on the lip surface.
    • It is characteristic in having numerous rounded or claviform tubercles on the mantle (big and small).
    • He considers the basidia to be always claviform.


early 19th century: from Latin clava 'club' + -iform.

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