Clypeus meaning

klĭpē-əs
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A median plate or shieldlike process on the anterior portion of the head of certain insects.
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A shieldlike plate on the front of the head of an insect.
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A shieldlike plate on the front of the head of an insect.
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The shield-shaped front part of an insect's head or a spider's cephalothorax.
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Origin of clypeus

  • New Latin from Latin clipeus round shield

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin clipeus ‘round shield’.

    From Wiktionary