azoth

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From Andalusian Arabic الزُّوق, from Arabic الزَّاوُوق ‎(az-zāwūq, quicksilver).

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azoth ‎(uncountable)

  1. (alchemy) The first principle of metals, that is, mercury, which was formerly supposed to exist in all metals, and to be extractable from them.
  2. The universal remedy of Paracelsus.

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