clava

noun

: a clublike structure: as
a
: the fruiting body of some fungi
b
: a slight bulbous enlargement that forms part of the wall of the fourth ventricle of the brain and is the seat of a nucleus contributing axons to the lemniscus
claval adjective

Dictionary Entries Near clava

Cite this Entry

“Clava.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/clava. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY