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glyptics

[glip-tiks] /ˈglɪp tɪks/
noun
1.
(used with a singular verb) glyptography (def 2).
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; see glyptic, -ics

glyptic

[glip-tik] /ˈglɪp tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to carving or engraving on gems or the like.
noun
2.
the act or process of producing glyptic ornaments.
Origin
1810-20; < Greek glyptikós of engraving, of stone carving, equivalent to gly-pt(ós) carved (verbid of glýphein to engrave, hollow out) + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for glyptics

glyptics

/ˈɡlɪptɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the art of engraving precious stones

glyptic

/ˈɡlɪptɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to engraving or carving, esp on precious stones
Word Origin
C19: from French glyptique, from Greek gluptikos, from gluptos, from gluphein to carve
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