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clypeus

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin clipeus ‘round shield’.

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NounEdit

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)

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clypeus m (genitive clypeī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of clipeus.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

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