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Meaning of GALENA

Pronunciation:  gu'leenu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  soft blue-gray mineral; lead sulfide; a major source of lead
 

GALENA is a 6 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: atomic number 82, lead, mineral, Pb

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ga*le"na\, n.[L. galena lead ore, dross that remains
after melting lead: cf. F. gal[`e]ne sulphide of lead ore,
antidote to prison, stillness of the sea, calm, tranquility.]
1. (Med.) A remedy or antidose for poison; theriaca. [Obs.]
   --Parr.

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

{False galena}. See {Blende}.

 

 

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