frons

[fronz]
noun, plural frontes [fron-teez] .
the upper anterior portion of the head of an insect, above or behind the clypeus.

Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin, Latin frōns forehead, front

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frons (frɒnz)
 
n , pl frontes
an anterior cuticular plate on the head of some insects, in front of the clypeus
 
[C19: from Latin: forehead, brow, front]

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

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Example sentences
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.
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