clypeate

[klip-ee-it, -eyt]
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adjective Biology.

shaped like a round shield or buckler.

Also clyp·e·i·form [klip-ee-uh-fawrm] /ˈklɪp i əˌfɔrm/.

Origin of clypeate

From the Latin word clypeātus, dating back to 1705–15. See clypeus, -ate1
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