galea

galea

[gey-lee-uh]
noun, plural galeae [gey-lee-ee] .
1.
Botany. a part of the calyx or corolla having the form of a helmet, as the upper lip of the corolla of the monkshood.
2.
Anatomy. any of several helmet-shaped structures.

Origin:
1700–10; < Latin: helmet

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galea (ˈɡeɪlɪə)
 
n , pl -leae
a part or organ shaped like a helmet or hood, such as the petals of certain flowers
 
[C18: from Latin: helmet]
 
'galeate
 
adj
 
'galeated
 
adj
 
'galeiform
 
adj

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galea ga·le·a (gā'lē-ə)
n. pl. ga·le·ae (-lē-ē')

  1. An anatomical structure shaped like a helmet.

  2. The aponeurosis connecting the occipitofrontal muscle to form the epicranium.

  3. A type of bandage for covering the head.

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