Botany. a part of the calyx or corolla having the form of a helmet, as the upper lip of the corolla of the monkshood.
Anatomy. any of several helmet-shaped structures.
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How to use galea in a sentence
Corolla with the upper lip (galea) little longer and usually much narrower than the inflated 1–3-saccate lower one.
It is the Dolium galea, good friends, and we could tell you six other kinds that are suspected of this meanness.
Cephalis not distinctly separated from the galea, as the ring in the uppermost part of the shell-wall becomes obliterated.
galea hemispherical, with a short conical horn, about as large as the roundish cephalis and half as large as the ovate thorax.
Two anterior (or pectoral) tubes arise from the two frontal corners of the galea basis, and diverge forwards to right and left.
British Dictionary definitions for galea
a part or organ shaped like a helmet or hood, such as the petals of certain flowers
- galeate or galeated, adjective
- galeiform, adjective
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