clypeus


clyp·e·us

noun \ˈkli-pē-əs\
plural clyp·ei \-pē-ˌī, -pē-ˌē\

Definition of CLYPEUS

:  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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