MEANING: noun:
1. An apparatus formerly used in distilling.
2. Something that refines, purifies, or transforms.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French, from Latin alembicus, from Arabic al-anbiq (the still), from Greek ambix (cup). Earliest documented use: 1405.

ALAMBIC - without mutton

ALIMBIC - born with phocomelia

ALUMBIC - the back pain is totally gone now