clavus n. [L. clavis, key] (ARTHRO: Insecta) 1. The oblong or triangular anal portion of the fore wing of certain hemip-teran and homopteran insects. 2. Rounded, peaked or brush-like process of the dorsal margin of the sacculus of certain Lepidoptera. 3. The area between the claval furrow and the jugal fold on wings without a vannus.
claw n. [A.S. clawu, claw] Any sharp structure terminating an animal limb that is adapted for clawing or clutching; unguis; apotele. see chela.
claw teeth (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) The teeth, varying in numbers, lining the curve of the true claws.
claw tufts (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) The pair of dense tufts of adhesive hairs present below the paired claws at the tip of the tarsi of many spiders.
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