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n. pl. ga·le·ae (-lē-ē′)
A helmet-shaped part, such as the upper petal of certain plants or part of the maxilla of an insect.

[Latin, helmet.]


n, pl -leae (-lɪˌiː)
(Botany) a part or organ shaped like a helmet or hood, such as the petals of certain flowers
[C18: from Latin: helmet]
ˈgaleˌate, ˈgaleˌated adj
ˈgaleiˌform adj


(ˈgeɪ li ə)

n., pl. -le•ae (-liˌi)
a hood-shaped anatomical part, esp. of a petal or sepal.
[1700–10; < Latin: helmet]
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Noun1.galea - an organ shaped like a helmet; usually a vaulted and enlarged petal as in Aconitum
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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Galea aponeurotica y Arteria temporal superficial en contacto con la corteza cerebral; D.
Our patient differ from usual cases in terms of comminuted type of fracture, involvement of a large area (Fronto-temporo-pareital), extensive dural defect, rupture of leptomeningeal cyst and spillage of CSF along with contused brain underneath the galea aponeurotica.
Also known as the subcutaneous fibro-adipose layer, the superficial layer lies between the outer layers of skin and the underlying galea aponeurotica or epicranium.