chalkography

noun chal·kog·ra·phy \kalˈkägrəfē\

Definition of chalkography

plural

-es

  1. :  the study of opaque minerals under the microscope by means of incident light

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Origin and Etymology of chalkography

German chalkographie, from Greek chalkos copper, anything made of metal + German -graphie -graphy — more at chalc-


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