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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

n. A helmet, or something resembling a helmet in shape or position.
n. In pathology, headache extending all over the head.
n. In surgery, a bandage for the head.


The legionary is dressed in a galea, a metal helmet with cheek guards, and a cuirass, body armour comprising overlapping iron plates.

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The galea aponeurotica (epicranial aponeurosis) covers the upper part of the cranium; behind, it is attached, in the interval between its union with the Occipitales, to the external occipital protuberance and highest nuchal lines of the occipital bone; in front, it forms a short and narrow prolongation between its union with the Frontales.

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The corolla strikingly resembles the head of an elephant, the beak of the galea forming the trunk, the lateral lobes of the lips the ears, and the stigma the finger-like appendage of the trunk.

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The word 'galea' comes from a Latin word meaning 'helmet'.

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