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[fronz] /frɒnz/
noun, plural frontes
[fron-teez] /ˈfrɒn tiz/ (Show IPA)
the upper anterior portion of the head of an insect, above or behind the clypeus.
1855-60; < New Latin, Latin frōns forehead, front Unabridged
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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


noun (pl) frontes (ˈfrɒntiːz)
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)

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