Spag"y*rist (?), n. [Cf. F. spagiriste.]

1.

A chemist, esp. one devoted to alchemistic pursuits.

[Obs.]

2.

One of a sect which arose in the days of alchemy, who sought to discover remedies for disease by chemical means. The spagyrists historically preceded the iatrochemists.

Encyc. Brit.

 

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