Main definitions of paracelsian in English

: Paracelsian1paracelsian2

Paracelsian1

noun

History Of Science
  • A follower or adherent of Paracelsus, or of his medical or philosophical principles.

adjective

History Of Science
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Paracelsus, or of his teachings or followers.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Jones (fl. 1562–1579), physician. From the name of Paracelsus, pseudonym of Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, Swiss physician, alchemist, and natural philosopher + -ian. With use as noun compare Paracelsist; with use as adjective compare slightly earlier Paracelsical.

Pronunciation

Paracelsian

/ˌparəˈsɛlsɪən/

Main definitions of paracelsian in English

: Paracelsian1paracelsian2

paracelsian2

noun

Mineralogy
  • A colourless or pale yellow mineral of the monoclinic system which is a barium-containing feldspar dimorphous with celsian (into which it is changed on heating).

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Mineralogy Magazine. From para- + celsian, after Italian paracelsiana.

Pronunciation

paracelsian

/ˌparəˈsɛlsɪən/