athanor

athanor

[ath-uh-nawr]
noun Alchemy.
a digester furnace with a self-feeding fuel supply contained in a towerlike contrivance, ensuring a constant, durable temperature.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle EnglishArabic at tannūr the furnace

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athanor

noun
a furnace that feeds itself so as to maintain a uniform temperature; used by alchemists 
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