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clypeus

play
noun clyp·e·us \ˈkli-pē-əs\

Definition of clypeus

plural clypei play \-pē-ˌī, -pē-ˌē\

  1. :  a plate on the anterior median aspect of an insect's head



Origin of clypeus

New Latin, from Latin, round shield


First Known Use: 1834


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