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patrix

[pey-triks, pa-] /ˈpeɪ trɪks, ˈpæ-/
noun, plural patrices
[pey-truh-seez, pa-] /ˈpeɪ trəˌsiz, ˈpæ-/ (Show IPA),
patrixes. Printing.
1.
a mold of a Linotype for casting right-reading type for use in dry offset.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; blend of patri- and matrix
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