lead sulfide


: an insoluble black compound PbS that occurs naturally as galena and is used in photoconductive cells

Examples of lead sulfide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Named for the ore mineral lead sulfide, which spurred the town’s once-prolific mining industry, Galena was established in 1828. Sarah Zlotnick, Country Living, 14 July 2023 The leading theory is that high-altitude regions are dusted with metallic frost, most likely composed of lead sulfide and bismuth sulfide. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 1 Sep. 2018 The nation’s lead sulfide mining leader in the 1800s is a boutique shopping and dining mecca today, especially along Main St. Browse, buy or do (via a cooking or art lesson).The Mississippi River Valley drive is scenic in spades. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lead sulfide was in 1869

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“Lead sulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20sulfide. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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