Ga"le*a (?), n.[L., a helmet. ]

1. Bot.

The upper lip or helmet-shaped part of a labiate flower.

2. Surg.

A kind of bandage for the head.

3. Pathol.

Headache extending all over the head.

4. Paleon.

A genus of fossil echini, having a vaulted, helmet-shaped shell.

5. Zool.

The anterior, outer process of the second joint of the maxillae in certain insects.


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