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frons

[ fronz ]
/ frɒnz /
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noun, plural fron·tes [fron-teez]. /ˈfrɒn tiz/.
the upper anterior portion of the head of an insect, above or behind the clypeus.
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Origin of frons

1855–60; <New Latin, Latin frōns forehead, front
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British Dictionary definitions for frons

frons
/ (frɒnz) /

noun plural frontes (ˈfrɒntiːz)
an anterior cuticular plate on the head of some insects, in front of the clypeus

Word Origin for frons

C19: from Latin: forehead, brow, front
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