Galena

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.]
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1. (Med.) A remedy or antidote for poison; theriaca. [Obs.] Parr.
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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.
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False galena. See Blende.

Ga*len"ic

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Ga*len"ic*al

(), a. Pertaining to, or containing, galena.

Ga*len"ic

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Ga*len"ic*al

, a. [From Galen, the physician.] Relating to Galen or to his principles and method of treating diseases. Dunglison.
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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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