Melanotype

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Melanotype (Photog) A positive picture produced with sensitized collodion on a smooth surface of black varnish, coating a thin plate of iron; also, the process of making such a picture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n melanotype In photography, a ferrotype.
    • n melanotype A glass negative mounted on black and used as a positive.
    • n melanotype A black print.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. me`las me`lanos, black + -type,