galea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n galea an organ shaped like a helmet; usually a vaulted and enlarged petal as in Aconitum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Galea (Paleon) A genus of fossil echini, having a vaulted, helmet-shaped shell.
    • Galea (Surg) A kind of bandage for the head.
    • Galea (Pathol) Headache extending all over the head.
    • Galea (Zoöl) The anterior, outer process of the second joint of the maxillae in certain insects.
    • Galea (Bot) The upper lip or helmet-shaped part of a labiate flower.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n galea A helmet, or something resembling a helmet in shape or position.
    • n galea [capitalized] In zoology, a genus of fossil sea-urchins or echini of galeate form.
    • n galea In entomology, an appendage of the stipes of the maxilla of some insects, as distinguished from the lacinia, another appendage of the same gnathite. Thus, in the cockroach the galea is soft, rounded, and possibly sensory in function, while the lacinia is a hard curved blade, serrate and spinose. See lacinia. The extremity of the maxillæ is often terminated by two divisions or lobes, of which the outer, in the Orthoptera, is termed the galea. In Cuvier's Règne Anim. (tr. of 1849), p. 474.
    • n galea In ornithology, a frontal shield, as that of a coot or gallinule; a horny casque upon the head, as that of the cassowary (see cut under cassowary); a great helmet-like boss upon the bill, as in the hornbill. See cut under hornbill.
    • n galea In anatomy: The amnion; especially, the part of the amnion which may cover the head of a new-born infant like a cowl. Also called caul. The galea capitis (which see, below).
    • n galea In botany, a name given to the parts of the calyx or corolla when they assume the form of a helmet, as the upper lip of a ringent corolla.
    • n galea In pathology, headache extending all over the head.
    • n galea In surgery, a bandage for the head.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a helmet

Usage

In literature:

A galea nimis calefacta.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
News was heard there to the effect that young John Galeas, nephew of Ludovic the Moor and lawful Duke of Milan, was dead.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume III. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Galea the Goth, out on a marauding expedition, demanded a peasant to give him his treasures.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
Daphne involucrata, Gaultheria arborescens, Knoxia cordata, Polypodium arborescens, Thibaudia, Viburni sp., Vareca, Leucas galea brunacea.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The Pope absolves the Queen, the pilgrim denounces the verdict furiously, and is put to death by Galeas of Mantua.
"Frédéric Mistral" by Charles Alfred Downer
Ubi, Corneli, est tua galea pulchra?
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Lobus: of maxilla = galea; q.v.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The galea sometimes forms a palpus-like appendage.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Before His Majesty rode the "Grand Ecuyer," Galeas de Severin, bearing the sword of state on a great white horse.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
Upon the duchy of Milan, ceded by the Emperor Wincenslaus to Galeas Visconti, but considered as a fief of the empire.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Mandibles present in pupa, vestigial in imago; maxillae suctorial without specialization; first maxillae with lacinia, galea and palp.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
E, First maxilla; a, cardo; b, stipes; c, galea; d, lacinia; e, palp.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

The brightness of thy hope and strength and fame,
Like some proud ship that led the fleet so long,
Beseems to-day a wreck, driven by the gale—a mastless hulk;
And 'mid its teeming, madden'd, half-drown'd crowds,
Nor helm nor helmsman.
"O Star Of France" by Walt Whitman

In news:

The variable vehicle head concept Galea combines supreme flexibility with low weight, low energy consumption and maximum safety standards.
Voith Presents New Vehicle Head Concept Galea at InnoTrans 2012.
Announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan, to Adam Christopher Galea , the son of Mr and Mrs Mark Galea of Hudson, Ohio.
Galea Remorseful Ahead of Sentencing.
Former Dr Anthony Galea assistant Mary Anne Catalano enters the US Courthouse… (Doug Benz/AP ).
Anthony Galea did not give Tiger Woods performance-enhancing drugs,… (David Duprey/AP ).
An attorney for the chief witness in the Anthony Galea case said that one of the controversial Toronto physician's most famous clients, Tiger Woods, never received performance-enhancing drugs while a patient of Galea .
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In science:

Diagnostic tools for the Birnbaum–Saunders regression model were developed by Galea et al. (2004), Leiva et al. (2007) and Xi and Wei (2007), and Bayesian inference was developed by Tisionas (2001).
Small-sample corrections for score tests in Birnbaum-Saunders regressions
Influence diagnostics in logLeiva, V., Barros, M.K., Paula, G.A., Galea, M. (2007).
Small-sample corrections for score tests in Birnbaum-Saunders regressions
In the ℓτ channel, a set of neural networks (Galea, 2007) developed to separate hadronically decaying τ leptons and jets is used to identify a τ lepton in the event.
Top Quark Physics at the Tevatron
Again, concerning the detection of a change in a linear model we can remind papers based on information criterion of Osorio and Galea (2005), Wu (2008) or still Nosek (2010).
Two tests for sequential detection of a change-point in a nonlinear model
Galea (2005), Detection of a change-point in student-t linear regression models.
Two tests for sequential detection of a change-point in a nonlinear model
Diagnostic tools for the BS regression model can be found in Galea et al. (2004), Xi and Wei (2007) and Leiva et al. (2007).
Size and power properties of some tests in the Birnbaum-Saunders regression model
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