galeo-, galea-, galeat-, galei-, galer-
(Latin: helmet, helmet shaped, to cover with a helmet; cap; used primarily in zoology and botany with phases of sense development that seem to have been: weasel, weasel's skin or hide, leather, and then a helmet made of leather; by extension, it also means "cat, cats" in some words)
2. A kind of bandage for the head: The emergency paramedics crafted a galea for the patient's head until she could be transported to the hospital.
3. In anatomy, any of several helmet-shaped structures: The professor's instruction in his anatomy class was for the students to identify at least three galeae from the specimens in the laboratory.
2. Referring to a person who wears a hard or padded protective hat for protection: Roman soldiers, when going into battle, were the most galeated warriors on the battlefield, wearing leather helmets to protect their heads from their enemies.
In order to maintain a well-balanced perspective, people who have a dog to worship them should also have a cat to ignore them.
2. An abnormally persistent horror of sharks: Those who have galeophobia experience anxiety even though they may be safe on a boat, on a ship, or on a beach.
3. Etymology: derived from the Greek words galeos, "shark with markings resembling those on a weasel" and phobos, "fear".
Galeophobia is also used as an alternate term for a "fear of cats", because the Greek word galeos is derived from galee, a Greek element meaning "polecat" and "weasel".