clavate

adjective

cla·​vate ˈklā-ˌvāt How to pronounce clavate (audio)
: thickened near the distal end : club-shaped

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clavate was in 1813

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Cite this Entry

“Clavate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clavate. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

clavate

adjective
cla·​vate ˈklā-ˌvāt How to pronounce clavate (audio)
: gradually thickening toward the distal end
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