from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In anatomy, the slender fibrous band forming the margin of the posterior part of the fourth ventricle of the brain, being the enlarged prolongation of the posterior median column of the spinal cord.
  • noun In zoology:
  • noun The typical genus of the family Clavidæ.
  • noun A genus of mollusks.
  • noun In entomology, the club-like form produced by two or more enlarged joints at the end of the antennæ in certain insects, as the Cleridæ. Such antennæ are called clavate. See cut under clavate.


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