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clypeus

[ klip-ee-uhs ]

noun

, plural clyp·e·i [klip, -ee-ahy, -ee-ee].
  1. the area of the facial wall of an insect's head between the labrum and the frons, usually separated from the latter by a groove.


clypeus

/ ˈklɪpɪəs; ˈklɪpɪˌeɪt /

noun

  1. a cuticular plate on the head of some insects between the labrum and the frons


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Derived Forms

  • ˈclypeal, adjective
  • clypeate, adjective

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Other Words From

  • clype·al adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of clypeus1

1825–35; < New Latin, special use of Latin clypeus, clipeus round shield

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Word History and Origins

Origin of clypeus1

C19: from New Latin, from Latin clipeus round shield

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Example Sentences

The Ateuchi are large flat insects, with a broad-toothed clypeus; they all belong to the Ancient Continent.

The head is somewhat square, the transverse suture being rather indistinct; the margin of the clypeus is distinctly reflexed.

And therefore we praie vnto that mightie Lord in these words: Domine sis clypeus defensionis nostræ.

It is known that the temperature of the laconicum was regulated by drawing up or down a metallic plate or clypeus.

Afternose: a triangular piece below antennae and above clypeus: see postclypeus.

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