clava

noun
cla·​va | \ ˈklā-və How to pronounce clava (audio) , ˈkläv-ə How to pronounce clava (audio) \
plural clavae\ ˈklā-​ˌvē How to pronounce clavae (audio) , ˈkläv-​ˌī How to pronounce clavae (audio) \

Medical Definition of clava

: 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

Other Words from clava

claval \ ˈklā-​vəl How to pronounce claval (audio) , ˈkläv-​əl How to pronounce claval (audio) \ adjective

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“Clava.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/clava. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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