azoth

noun
az·​oth | \ ˈa-ˌzȯth How to pronounce azoth (audio) \

Definition of azoth

1 : mercury regarded by alchemists as the first principle of metals
2 : the universal remedy of Paracelsus

First Known Use of azoth

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for azoth

Medieval Latin, alteration of azoc, from Arabic al-zā'ūq the mercury

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“Azoth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azoth. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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azoth

noun
az·​oth | \ ˈaz-ˌȯth How to pronounce azoth (audio) \

Medical Definition of azoth

1 : mercury regarded by alchemists as the first principle of metals
2 : the universal remedy of Paracelsus

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