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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“Clypeate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clypeate. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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