noun, plural fron·tes [fron-teez] /ˈfrɒn tiz/.

the upper anterior portion of the head of an insect, above or behind the clypeus.

Origin of frons

1855–60; < New Latin, Latin frōns forehead, front Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for frons

eyebrow, mien, top, face, countenance, front, temple

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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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frons in Medicine



n. pl. fron•tes (frŏntēz)

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