noun chro·ma·type \-məˌtīp\

Definition of chromatype



  1. 1 :  a photograph made upon paper sensitized with potassium bichromate and a metallic sulfate (as copper sulfate)

  2. 2 :  the process of making a chromatype — compare carbon process

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Origin and Etymology of chromatype

Greek chrōma + English type

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capable of being understood in two ways

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