spa·gyr·ic (spə-gîrĭk) also spa·gyr·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Relating to or resembling alchemy; alchemical.
[New Latin spagiricus, coined by Paracelsus (in reference to procedures applied to alchemical materials) from Greek spān, spa-, to draw out, draw in, suck in (perhaps akin to Armenian hanem, han-, to pull out) + Greek ageirein, to gather together; see ger- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + New Latin -icus, -ic (from Greek -ikos and Latin -icus).]
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