Definition of claviform in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklavɪfɔːm/


Another term for clavate.
Example sentences
  • 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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