- shaped like a round shield or buckler.
Also clyp·e·i·form [klip-ee-uh-fawrm] /ˈklɪp i əˌfɔrm/.
Origin of clypeate
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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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