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galea

[ gey-lee-uh ]
/ ˈgeɪ li ə /
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noun, plural ga·le·ae [gey-lee-ee]. /ˈgeɪ liˌi/.

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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Origin of galea

1700–10; <Latin: helmet
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British Dictionary definitions for galea

galea
/ (ˈɡeɪlɪə) /

noun plural -leae (-lɪˌiː)

a part or organ shaped like a helmet or hood, such as the petals of certain flowers

Derived forms of galea

galeate or galeated, adjectivegaleiform, adjective

Word Origin for galea

C18: from Latin: helmet
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Medical definitions for galea

galea
[ gālē-ə ]

n. pl. ga•le•ae (-lē-ē′)

An anatomical structure shaped like a helmet.
The aponeurosis connecting the occipitofrontal muscle to form the epicranium.
A type of bandage for covering the head.
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