Ga*le"na (?), n.[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.]

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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