- 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.
Origin of galea
1700–10; < Latin: helmet
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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.
The same may be said of the lattice-plate of the galea, which is sometimes nearly solid, at other times richly fenestrated.
Galea, a helmet-shaped body, as the upper sepal of the Monkshood, 87.The Elements of Botany
- a part or organ shaped like a helmet or hood, such as the petals of certain flowers
C18: from Latin: helmet
- 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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