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Galea


/ˈgālēə/

Noun, pl. galeae

1. a Roman helmet. (wikipedia.org)

(Botany)
1. An organ or a part of a plant that is shaped like a galea (helmet). (wikipedia.org)

2. The upper lip or helmet-shaped part of a labiate flower. (biology-online.org)

(Entomology)
1. A mouth part found in some species of chewing insect, which is shaped like a galea (helmet). (wikipedia.org)

2. The anterior, outer process of the second joint of the maxillae in certain insects. (biology-online.org)

(Paleontology)
1. A genus of fossil echini, having a vaulted, helmet-shaped shell. (biology-online.org)

(Surgery)
1. A kind of bandage for the head. (wikipedia.org)

(Medicine)
1. A headache extending all over the head. (wikipedia.org)

Word origin: Latin, a helmet.


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