lithophane


lith·o·phane

noun \ˈli-thə-ˌfān\

Definition of LITHOPHANE

:  porcelain impressed with figures that are made distinct by transmitted light; also :  an object of this material

Origin of LITHOPHANE

probably from German Lithophan, from Greek lithos + German diaphan diaphanous
First Known Use: circa 1889

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