Definition of clavate
: thickened near the distal end : club-shaped
Origin of clavate
New Latin clavatus, from Latin clava club, from clavus nail, knot in wood
First Known Use: 1813
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Medical Definition of clavate
: gradually thickening toward the distal end
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