Melanotype
Melanotype Me*lan"o*type, n. [Gr. me`las, me`lanos, black + -type.] (Photog.) A positive picture produced with sensitized collodion on a smooth surface of black varnish, coating a thin plate of iron; also, the process of making such a picture. [Written also {melainotype}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • melainotype — Melanotype Me*lan o*type, n. [Gr. me las, me lanos, black + type.] (Photog.) A positive picture produced with sensitized collodion on a smooth surface of black varnish, coating a thin plate of iron; also, the process of making such a picture.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collodiotype — Col*lo di*o*type, n. A picture obtained by the collodion process; a melanotype or ambrotype. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melainotype — Me*lai no*type, n. See {Melanotype}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • melainotype — mə̇ˈlīnəˌtīp, lān noun ( s) Etymology: Greek melaino black, from melaina, feminine of melas more at mullet : ferrotype 1 * * * melainotype erron. form of melanotype …   Useful english dictionary

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