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glyptography

[glip-tog-ruh-fee] /glɪpˈtɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the description or study of engraved gems or other stones.
2.
Also called glyptics. the art or process of engraving on gems or the like.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Greek glyptó(s) carved + -graphy
Related forms
glyptographer, noun
glyptographic
[glip-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌglɪp təˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glyptography

glyptography

/ɡlɪpˈtɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the art of carving or engraving upon gemstones
Derived Forms
glyptographer, noun
glyptographic (ˌɡlɪptəˈɡræfɪk), glyptographical, adjective
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