photoglyphic

Photoglyphic

Pho`to*glyph"ic\, a. [Photo- + Gr. ? to engrave.] Pertaining to the art of engraving by the action of light. [Written also photoglyptic.]

Photoglyphic engraving, a process of etching on copper, steel, or zinc, by means of the action of light and certain chemicals, so that from the plate impressions may be taken. --Sir D. Brewster.
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