Ga*le"na(?), n.[L. galena lead ore, dross that remains after melting lead: cf. F. galne sulphide of lead ore, antidote to poison, stillness of the sea, calm, tranquility.]
(Med.) A remedy or antidote for poison; theriaca.
(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.
Ga*len"ic*al(), a. Pertaining to, or containing, galena.
Ga*len"ic*al, a. [From Galen, the physician.] Relating to Galen or to his principles and method of treating diseases. Dunglison.
Galenic pharmacy, that branch of pharmacy which relates to the preparation of medicines by infusion, decoction, etc., as distinguished from those which are chemically prepared.
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