citrination

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

citrine +‎ -ation

Noun[edit]

citrination (plural citrinations)

  1. (obsolete) The process of taking on a lemon-yellow colour, as the philosopher's stone was supposed to do in alchemy.
    • Francis Thynne
      [] the urine becometh citrine, or of a deep yellowe color: so is it in alchymye: which made Arnolde call this citrination perfect digestion, or the color proving the philosopher's stone brought almoste to the height of perfection.