Definition of galena
: 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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Definition of galena for Students
: a bluish gray mineral that is the ore from which lead is obtained
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