clypeate

clypeate

[klip-ee-it, -eyt]
adjective Biology.
shaped like a round shield or buckler.
Also, clypeiform [klip-ee-uh-fawrm] .


Origin:
1705–15; < Latin clypeātus. See clypeus, -ate1

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clypeus (ˈklɪpɪəs)
 
n , pl clypei
a cuticular plate on the head of some insects between the labrum and the frons
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin clipeus round shield]
 
'clypeal
 
adj
 
clypeate
 
adj

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