clypeate

adjective
clyp·e·ate | \ˈklipēə̇t, -ēˌāt, usually -t+V\
variants: or clypeated \-ˌātə̇d \ or clypeiform \-pēə̇ˌfȯrm \

Definition of clypeate 

1 biology : shaped like a round buckler or shield : scutate

2 biology : furnished with a clypeus or with a shieldlike plate or process

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History and Etymology for clypeate

clypeate from Latin clypeus round shield + English -ate; clypeated from Latin clypeus + English -ate + -ed; clypeiform from Latin clypeus + English -iform

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