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/ˈgālēə/ Noun, pl. galeae 1. a Roman helmet. ( (Botany) 1. An organ or a part of a plant that is shaped like a galea (helmet). ( 2. The upper lip or helmet-shaped part of a labiate flower. ( (Entomology) 1. A mouth part found in some species of chewing insect, which is shaped like a galea (helmet). ( 2. The anterior, outer process of the second joint of the maxillae in certain insects. ( (Paleontology) 1. A genus of fossil echini, having a vaulted, helmet-shaped shell. ( (Surgery) 1. A kind of bandage for the head. ( (Medicine) 1. A headache extending all over the head. ( Word origin: Latin, a...

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