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cla•vus



Pronunciation: (klā'vus, klä'-), [key]
n.,
pl. -viPronunciation: (-vī, -vē). [key]

1. Psychiatry.an intense headache in which the pain is likened to one that would be produced by a sharp object driven into the skull.
2. (in ancient Rome) a vertical stripe or band of purple worn on the tunic by senators and equites.
3. Entomol.clavola.

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