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clavate

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adjective cla·vate \ˈklā-ˌvāt\

Definition of clavate

  1. :  thickened near the distal end :  club-shaped



Origin and Etymology of clavate

New Latin clavatus, from Latin clava club, from clavus nail, knot in wood


First Known Use: 1813


Medical Dictionary

clavate

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adjective cla·vate \ˈklā-ˌvāt\

Medical Definition of clavate

  1. :  gradually thickening toward the distal end




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