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From Latin gallus (a cock).


gallature (plural not attested)

  1. (nonce word, obsolete) The chalaza of an egg.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      Whether it [the chicken] be not made out of the grando, gallature, germe or tredde of the egge, as Aquapendente informeth us, doth seem of lesser doubt: for at the blunter end it is not discovered after the chicken is formed []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gallature in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



gallature f

  1. plural of gallatura