- the upper anterior portion of the head of an insect, above or behind the clypeus.
Origin of frons
1855–60; < New Latin, Latin frōns forehead, front
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Examples from the Web for frons
Poetry, p. 25, which is of similar structure, we find the doubling of the frons.
Here the frons is connected with the cauda, which recurs in each stanza as a kind of refrain, by means of concatenatio.
They are, however, found already in Provenal poetry, and consist of the forehead (frons) and the tail or veer (cauda).
If the frons precedes the versus, the same distinctions, of course, are possible between the two chief parts.
Most of these stanzas admit of being looked upon as tripartite on account of the bipartite structure of the frons.
- an anterior cuticular plate on the head of some insects, in front of the clypeus
C19: from Latin: forehead, brow, front
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