clypeus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin clipeus (round shield).

Noun[edit]

clypeus (plural clypei)

  1. (entomology) 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)

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

clypeus m (genitive clypeī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of clipeus

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

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

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “clypeus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre