clypeus definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. clypei
a median plate or shieldlike process on the anterior portion of the head of certain insects
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin clipeus, clupeus, a shield
clypeus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. clyp·e·i
A shieldlike plate on the front of the head of an insect.
Origin: New Latin, from Latin clipeus, round shield.
- clypˈe·al adjective