Meaning of athanor

ath•a•nor

Pronunciation: (ath'u-nôr"), [key]
— n. Alchemy.
  1. a digester furnace with a self-feeding fuel supply contained in a towerlike contrivance, ensuring a constant, durable temperature.
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