Cerotype
Cerotype Ce"ro*type`, n. [Gr. ? wax + -type.] A printing process of engraving on a surface of wax spread on a steel plate, for electrotyping. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • cerotype — /sear euh tuyp /, n. a process of engraving in which the design or the like is cut on a wax coated metal plate from which a printing surface is subsequently produced by stereotyping or by electrotyping. [CERO + TYPE] * * * cerotype /sēˈrō tīp/… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cerotype — /sear euh tuyp /, n. a process of engraving in which the design or the like is cut on a wax coated metal plate from which a printing surface is subsequently produced by stereotyping or by electrotyping. [CERO + TYPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cerotype — /ˈsɪərətaɪp/ (say searruhtuyp) noun a process of engraving in which the design or the like is cut on a wax coated metal plate, from which a printing surface is subsequently produced by stereotyping or by electrotyping …   Australian English dictionary

  • cero- — a combining form meaning wax, used in the formation of compound words: cerotype. Also, esp. before a vowel, cer . [ < Gk kero , comb. form of kerós wax] * * * …   Universalium

  • cero- — a word element meaning wax , as in cerotype. Also, cer . {Greek kēro , combining form of kēros} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cer- — combining form or cero Etymology: Greek kēr , kēro , from kēros more at cereus : wax cerophilous cerotype …   Useful english dictionary

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