Meaning of CLAVATE in English


ˈklāˌvāt adjective

also cla·vat·ed -vād.ə̇d

Etymology: New Latin clavatus, from Latin clava club + -atus -ate, -ated; akin to Latin claudere to close — more at close

biology : gradually thickening near the distal end : shaped like a club — see antenna illustration

• cla·vate·ly adverb

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.