from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun . In botany, the elongated clavate portion of the receptacle in certain fungi.
  • noun In zoöl.:
  • noun One of the ciliated clavate setæ or knobbed bristles found on the fascioles of sea-urchins, as spatangoids.
  • noun In sponges, a rod-like spicule pointed at one end and having a knob or disk at the other; a tylotate or knobbed rhabdus.
  • noun Also clavule.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A ciliated bristle of some sea urchins
  • noun A spicule of some sponges


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From Latin clāvula ("scion, graft").


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