follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

albumen paper

noun, Photography
1.
a printing paper coated with albumen, salt, and citric acid and sensitized with silver nitrate, used c1850–80.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for albumen paper

light-sensitive paper prepared by coating with albumen, or egg white, and a salt (e.g., ammonium chloride) and sensitized by an aftertreatment with a solution of silver nitrate. The process was introduced by the French photographer Louis-Desire Blanquart-Evrard in about 1850 and was widely used for about 60 years thereafter. Early employers of the process applied by hand the albumen and the silver solution, but by 1869, paper thus treated could be stored and marketed in bulk

Learn more about albumen paper with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for albumen paper

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for albumen

11
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for albumen paper