< /ˈgeɪ liˌi/.

  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.

noun plural -leae (-lɪˌiː)

  1. a part or organ shaped like a helmet or hood, such as the petals of certain flowers

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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