di·​az·​o·​type | \ -ˌtīp \

Definition of diazotype

: a photograph or photocopy produced on a surface (as paper) by coating with a solution containing a diazo compound that is decomposed on exposure to light, the compound in the unexposed parts being then converted to a colored image formed by an azo dye by developing especially with an alkaline solution or gaseous ammonia

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diaz- + -type

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“Diazotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diazotype. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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