Definitions for galenagəˈli nə; -naɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ga•le•nagəˈli nə; -naɪt(n.)

also ga•le•nite

  1. a common heavy mineral, lead sulfide, PbS, occurring in lead-gray crystals, and cleavable masses: the principal ore of lead.

    Category: Mineralogy

Origin of galena:

1595–1605; < L: lead ore

Princeton's WordNet

  1. galena(noun)

    soft blue-grey mineral; lead sulfide; a major source of lead

Wiktionary

  1. galena(Noun)

    A mineral, lead sulphide (PbS), used as an ore for lead.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Galena(noun)

    a remedy or antidose for poison; theriaca

  2. Galena(noun)

    lead sulphide; the principal ore of lead. It is of a bluish gray color and metallic luster, and is cubic in crystallization and cleavage

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  1. Galena

    Galena is the natural mineral form of lead sulfide. It is the most important lead ore mineral. Galena is one of the most abundant and widely distributed sulfide minerals. It crystallizes in the cubic crystal system often showing octahedral forms. It is often associated with the minerals sphalerite, calcite and fluorite.

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