the upper front portion of the head of an insect, human being, etc.; forehead
Origin of fronsL: see front
The anterior part of the head of an insect, lying above the clypeus.
Origin of fronsLatin fr&omacron;ns, front-, forehead, front.
- (anatomy) In vertebrates, especially mammals, the forehead; the part of the cranium between the orbits and the vertex.
- (entomology) The front part of the epicranium or head capsule of many insects; generally speaking the frons is the area below or between the antennae and above the clypeus. Generally it lies between the genal or "cheek" areas on either side of the head.
Latin frons (“front”).