clypei

clypeus

[klip-ee-uhs]
noun, plural clypei [klip-ee-ahy, -ee-ee] .
the area of the facial wall of an insect's head between the labrum and the frons, usually separated from the latter by a groove.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin clypeus, clipeus round shield

clypeal, adjective
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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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