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- n. alchemy, chemistry (prior to their being properly distinguished)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Chemistry.
On the other hand, the occult tradition with its precedents in late antiquity (e.g., astrology) or in Arabic scientific writing (e.g., in al - chemy and magic) found a fertile soil in Renaissance society.
Alexandrian al - chemy did not continue much longer as a living tradi - tion.
On Latin prolongevity al - chemy, see R.P. Multhauf, “John of Rupescissa and the
No one has so well revealed its true design as E.A. Hitchcock, who, in his delightful work entitled "Remarks upon A.chemy and the A.chemists," says, "The genuine