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

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

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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