/klav"euh leuh/, n., pl. clavolae /-lee'/. Entomol.
1. the terminal, enlarged, usually club-shaped portion of a capitate, lamellate, or clavate antenna.
2. flagellum (def. 3).
[ < NL, equiv. to LL clav(a) club + -ola, var. of -ula -ULE]

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