azoth

noun az·oth \ ˈa-ˌzȯth \

Definition of azoth

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

Origin and Etymology of azoth

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


Medical Dictionary

azoth

noun az·oth \ ˈaz-ˌȯth \

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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