electroless

adjective
elec·tro·less | \i-ˈlek-ˌtrō-ləs, -trə-\

Definition of electroless 

: being or involving deposition of metal by chemical means instead of by electrodeposition

First Known Use of electroless

1947, in the meaning defined above

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