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frons

[fronz] /frɒnz/
noun, plural frontes
[fron-teez] /ˈfrɒn tiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
the upper anterior portion of the head of an insect, above or behind the clypeus.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin, Latin frōns forehead, front
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  • Bison lati frons lived in small groups and inhabited wooded areas.
  • The frons is shiny metallic green, with a cinnamon brown band, and a yellow band below that.
  • Head, quite depressed, with the frons at or below the level of the ventral carapace margin.
British Dictionary definitions for frons

frons

/frɒnz/
noun (pl) frontes (ˈfrɒntiːz)
1.
an anterior cuticular plate on the head of some insects, in front of the clypeus
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: forehead, brow, front
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frons in Medicine

frons (frŏnz)
n. pl. fron·tes (frŏn'tēz)
Forehead.

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