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clava

[kley-vuh, klah-] /ˈkleɪ və, ˈklɑ-/
noun, plural clavae
[kley-vee, klah-vahy] /ˈkleɪ vi, ˈklɑ vaɪ/ (Show IPA).
Entomology
1.
the two or more enlarged distal segments that form the bulbous end of a clavate antenna.
Origin of clava
< Late Latin clāva staff, club
Related forms
claval, adjective
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