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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shaped like a round shield.
  • adj. Zoology Having a clypeus: clypeate insects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Shaped like a round buckler or shield; scutate.
  • adj. Furnished with a protective plate or shell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaped like a round buckler or shield; scutate.
  • adj. Furnished with a shield, or a protective plate or shell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shaped like a round buckler; shield-shaped; scutate; scutellate. Also clypeiform.
  • In entomology, provided with a clypeus: said especially of the head of a hemipterous insect when the crown is produced in front, forming a clypeus over the anterior part or face.

Etymologies

Latin clupeatus, past participle of clupeare to arm with a shield, from clupeus, clipeus shield. (Wiktionary)

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