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ambrotype

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noun am·bro·type \ˈam-brə-ˌtīp\

Definition of ambrotype

  1. :  a positive picture made of a photographic negative on glass backed by a dark surface



Origin and Etymology of ambrotype

Greek ambrotos + English type


First Known Use: 1854


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