Definition of claviform in English:


Pronunciation /ˈklavəˌfôrm/ /ˈklævəˌfɔrm/


another term for clavate
‘Clusters of tightly packed, short to long, unicellular, claviform, yellowish trichomes were observed on the lip surface.’
another term for clavate
  • ‘It is characteristic in having numerous rounded or claviform tubercles on the mantle (big and small).’
  • ‘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.’


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