Definition of claviform in English:

claviform

adjective

technical
  • another term for clavate
    • ‘It is characteristic in having numerous rounded or claviform tubercles on the mantle (big and small).’
    • ‘Clusters of tightly packed, short to long, unicellular, claviform, yellowish trichomes were observed on the lip surface.’
    • ‘He considers the basidia to be always claviform.’
    • ‘The orbicular, claviform and reniform spots are usually clearly outlined, with filling slightly darker than the ground color of the wing; in some specimens, the claviform spot may be tinged with brown as in the bottom photo.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin clava ‘club’ + -form.

Pronunciation

claviform

/ˈklavəˌfôrm//ˈklævəˌfɔrm/