Galea definition

gālē-ə
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A helmet-shaped part, such as the upper petal of certain plants or part of the maxilla of an insect.
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(biol.) A helmet-shaped part, esp. of a corolla or calyx.
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An anatomical structure shaped like a helmet.
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The aponeurosis connecting the occipitofrontal muscle to form the epicranium.
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A type of bandage for covering the head.
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A Roman helmet.
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(botany) An organ or a part of a plant that is shaped like a galea (helmet)
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(entomology) A mouthpart found in some species of chewing insect, which is shaped like a galea (helmet)
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(surgery) A kind of bandage for the head.
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(medicine) A headache extending all over the head.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
galea
Plural:
galeae

Origin of galea

  • Latin helmet

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin

    From Wiktionary