clypeus

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noun clyp·e·us \ˈkli-pē-əs\

Definition of clypeus

plural

clypei

play \-pē-ˌī, -pē-ˌē\
  1. :  a plate on the anterior median aspect of an insect's head

Origin and Etymology of clypeus

New Latin, from Latin, round shield


First Known Use: 1834


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