collodion process

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Definition of collodion process

: a photographic process in which collodion is used as a vehicle for sensitive salts specifically : an early process in which the negative is prepared by coating a glass plate with collodion containing iodide, exposing in a camera while wet, developing with pyrogallol or acidified ferrous sulfate, and fixing in a cyanide solution or hypo

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“Collodion process.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collodion%20process. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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