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[klip-ee-it, -eyt]
adjective Biology.
  1. shaped like a round shield or buckler.
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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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Historical Examples

  • Clypeate constriction: applied when a surface is drawn in from the sides so as to produce a shield or saddle-like form.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

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