Pronunciation: (par"u-sel'sus), [key]
1. Phi•lip•pus Au•re•o•lus Pronunciation: (fi-lip'us ô-rē'ō-lus), [key] (Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim), 1493?–1541, Swiss physician and alchemist.
2. (italics) a dramatic poem (1835) by Robert Browning, based on the life of Paracelsus.
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