/klav"i kawrn'/, adj.
1. having club-shaped antennae, as many beetles of the group Clavicornia.
2. belonging or pertaining to the group Clavicornia.
3. a clavicorn beetle.
[1830-40; < NL clavicornis, equiv. to LL clav(a) club + -i- -I- + -cornis, comb. form of cornu HORN]

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