azoth

[ az-oth ]
/ ˈæz ɒθ /
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noun

mercury, regarded by alchemists as the assumed first principle of all metals.
the universal remedy of Paracelsus.

Nearby words

  1. azores high,
  2. azorín,
  3. azotaemia,
  4. azote,
  5. azotemia,
  6. azotic,
  7. azotize,
  8. azotobacter,
  9. azotos,
  10. azoturia

Origin of azoth

1470–80;Arabic az zā'ūq the quicksilver

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British Dictionary definitions for azoth

azoth

/ (ˈæzɒθ) /

noun

the alchemical name for mercury, esp when regarded as the first principle of all metals
the panacea postulated by Paracelsus

Word Origin for azoth

from Arabic az-zā'ūq the mercury

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