Definitions for galenagəˈli nə; -naɪt
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soft blue-grey mineral; lead sulfide; a major source of lead
A mineral, lead sulphide (PbS), used as an ore for lead.
a remedy or antidose for poison; theriaca
lead sulphide; the principal ore of lead. It is of a bluish gray color and metallic luster, and is cubic in crystallization and cleavage
Origin: [L. galena lead ore, dross that remains after melting lead: cf. F. galne sulphide of lead ore, antidote to poison, stillness of the sea, calm, tranquility.]
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.
alnage, Angela, lagena
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