clypeus

noun
clyp·​e·​us | \ ˈkli-pē-əs How to pronounce clypeus (audio) \
plural clypei\ ˈkli-​pē-​ˌī How to pronounce clypei (audio) , -​pē-​ˌē \

Definition of clypeus

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

First Known Use of clypeus

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clypeus

New Latin, from Latin, round shield

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