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galena

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noun ga·le·na \gə-ˈlē-nə\

Definition of galena

  1. :  a bluish-gray cubic mineral with metallic luster consisting of lead sulfide and constituting the principal ore of lead



Origin of galena

Latin, lead ore


First Known Use: 1671


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galena

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noun ga·le·na \gə-ˈlē-nə\

Definition of galena

  1. :  a bluish gray mineral that is the ore from which lead is obtained




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