Definition for AR'OPH

AR'OPH, n. [A contraction of aroma philosophorum.]

  1. A name by which saffron is sometimes called.
  2. A chimical preparation of Paracelsus, formed by sublimation from equal quantities of hematite and sal ammoniac. The word is also used by the same writer as synonymous with lithontryptic, a solvent for the stone. – Encyc. Coxe.

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