noun Ga·le·us \ˈgālēəs\

Definition of Galeus

  1. 1 in some classifications :  a genus of sharks including the topes and related forms and being nearly coextensive with Galeorhinus

  2. 2 in some classifications :  a genus of sharks including dogfishes that are usually placed in Mustelus

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Origin and Etymology of galeus

New Latin, from Greek galeos dogfish, shark

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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