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n pl -na [-nə]
1. (sometimes plural) a profound secret or mystery known only to initiates
2. (Chemistry / Alchemy) a secret of nature sought by alchemists
[from Latin; see arcane]
ar•ca•num (ɑrˈkeɪ nəm)
n., pl. -na (-nə).
1. a secret accessible only to the few; mystery.
2. a powerful remedy; elixir.
[1590–1600; < Latin, neuter (used as n.) of arcānus arcane]
a secret or mystery; carefully hidden knowledge. See also alchemy. — arcana, n. pi.See also: Knowledge
the secret of life; a great elixir or remedy sought by the alchemists. See also knowledge.See also: Alchemy
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