clavate

adjective
cla·​vate | \ ˈklā-ˌvāt How to pronounce clavate (audio) \

Definition of clavate

: thickened near the distal end : club-shaped

First Known Use of clavate

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clavate

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

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“Clavate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clavate. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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clavate

adjective
cla·​vate | \ ˈklā-ˌvāt How to pronounce clavate (audio) \

Medical Definition of clavate

: gradually thickening toward the distal end

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