ganosis

noun
ga·​no·​sis | \ gəˈnōsə̇s\
plural ganoses\ -​ōˌsēz \

Definition of ganosis

: a process of toning down the glare of marble especially on nude parts as practiced by sculptors in classical antiquity

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History and Etymology for ganosis

Greek ganōsis action of polishing, from ganoun to polish, from ganos brightness

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