noun, plural clyp·e·i [klip-ee-ahy, -ee-ee] /ˈklɪp iˌaɪ, -iˌi/.
Origin of clypeus
Related formsclyp·e·al, adjective
Examples from the Web for clypeus
The labrum and clypeus are developed as a single prolongation of the oral piece, not as a pair of appendages.
Post-epistoma: that part of the head behind the clypeus in Hymenoptera: see also post-clypeus.
Supra-clypeal mark: in bees; a patch of light color above the clypeus.
The continuous stream becomes patchy—in parts very brilliant—where it crosses Aquila and Clypeus.Half-hours with the Telescope|Richard A. Proctor
The face (clypeus) is broad, extending on either side in front of the insertion of the feelers.