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lithophane

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noun lith·o·phane \ˈli-thə-ˌfān\

Definition of lithophane

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



Origin and Etymology of lithophane

probably from German Lithophan, from Greek lithos + German diaphan diaphanous


First Known Use: circa 1889


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