Definition of Galena

1. Noun. Soft blue-grey mineral; lead sulfide; a major source of lead.

Terms within: Atomic Number 82, Lead, Pb
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Galena

1. n. A remedy or antidote for poison; theriaca.

Definition of Galena

1. Noun. (minerology) A mineral, lead sulphide (PbS), used as an ore for lead. ¹

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Definition of Galena

1. the principal ore of lead [n -S] : GALENIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Galena

1. 1. A remedy or antidose for poison; theriaca. 2. Lead sulphide; the principal ore of lead. It is of a bluish gray colour and metallic luster, and is cubic in crystallization and cleavage. False galena. See Blende. Origin: L. Galena lead ore, dross that remains after melting lead: cf. F. Galene sulphide of lead ore, antidote to prison, stillness of the sea, calm, tranquility. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galena

galeae
galeanthropy
galeas
galeate
galeated
galeatomy
galeazzi fracture
galectin
galectin 1
galectins
galeforce
galei
galeiform
galeite
galelike
galena (current term)
galenas
galenic
galenical
galenicals
galeniferous
galenite
galenites
galenobismutite
galenoid
galeophobia
galeproof
galere
galeres
galerinoid

Literary usage of Galena

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1. The History of Jo Daviess County, Illinois Containing a History of the by H. F. Kett & Co (1878)
"Brooks T. farmer and miner; PO galena. Brein Rudolph, farmer and fisherman ; PO galena. ... 25 ; PO galena ; owns 400 acres of land ; was born in Co. ..."

2. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1902)
"... or galena as the principal constituents of value. Although it is impossible to draw any sharp lines of distinction, I think it is possible to recognise ..."

3. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"3 Argentiferous galena, in contact with sulphuret of zinc, ... In this specimen the galena appears in a confused crystal- hue form, having abandoned the ..."

4. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"The two ore minerals most common in silver deposits are galena and tetrahedrite ... galena and zinc blende may so predominate that the base metals yield the ..."

5. Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin by University of Wisconsin (1908)
"been told in the development of galena. The succeeding years are but repetitions of the earlier ones with this exception—the field widened and soon the ..."

6. Bulletin by Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (1904)
"AUTHOR'S REPLY TO DISCUSSION* ON A Note on 'Steel' galena By GA SCHNELLMANN ... Microscopic examination was restricted to polished surfaces of steel galena, ..."

7. Valuation of Public Service Corporations: Legal and Economic Phases of by Robert Harvey Whitten (1912)
"Purchase of galena, Kan., water plant, 1906. The case of galena Water Company v. City of galena, 74 Kan. 624, 87 Pac. 735, decided November 10, 1906, ..."

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