clypeus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin clipeus ‘round shield’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clypeus (plural clypei)

  1. The shield-shaped front part of an insect's head or a spider's cephalothorax.
    • 1990: Cuisinart stuck a human eyelash to his clypeus with saliva, twisted it into a handlebar mustache, and greeted citizens as they arrived at the rim of the sink. — Daniel Evan Weiss, The Roaches Have No King (Serpent's Tail 2001, p.16)
    • 1996: When viewed from the front, the part of the carapace between the anterior eyes and the front edge of the carapace is called the clypeus. — Michael J. Roberts, Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe (Collins 1996, p. 14)

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clypeus m (genitive clypeī); second declension

  1. alternative form of clipeus

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative clypeus clypeī
genitive clypeī clypeōrum
dative clypeō clypeīs
accusative clypeum clypeōs
ablative clypeō clypeīs
vocative clypee clypeī