noun pa·trix \ˈpā‧triks\

Definition of patrix



  1. :  a pattern or die used in typefounding to form a matrix :  punch 1a(7)

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Origin and Etymology of patrix

New Latin, from Latin patr-, pater father + English -ix (as in matrix) — more at father

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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