clypeate

adjective clyp·e·ate \ˈklipēə̇t, -ēˌāt, usually -t+V\
variants: or

clypeated

\-ˌātə̇d\ or

clypeiform

\-pēə̇ˌfȯrm\

Definition of clypeate

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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