electrotype

noun
elec·​tro·​type | \ i-ˈlek-trə-ˌtīp How to pronounce electrotype (audio) \

Definition of electrotype

1 : a duplicate printing surface made by an electroplating process
2 : a copy (as of a coin) made by an electroplating process

Other Words from electrotype

electrotype transitive verb
electrotyper \ i-​ˈlek-​trə-​ˌtī-​pər How to pronounce electrotype (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of electrotype

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Electrotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrotype. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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