[ kol-uh-tahyp ]
/ ˈkɒl əˌtaɪp /

noun Also called albertype, artotype, heliotype.

any photomechanical process of printing from a plate coated with gelatin.
the plate used for this.
a print made from such a plate.

verb (used with object), col·lo·typed, col·lo·typ·ing.

to produce (a print) by collotype; albertype; artotype; heliotype.

Origin of collotype

1880–85; < Greek kóll(a) glue + -o- + -type

Related forms

col·lo·typ·ic [kol-uh-tip-ik] /ˌkɒl əˈtɪp ɪk/, adjectivecol·lo·typ·y [kol-uh-tahy-pee] /ˈkɒl əˌtaɪ pi/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for collotype


/ (ˈkɒləʊˌtaɪp) /


Also called: photogelatine process a method of lithographic printing from a flat surface of hardened gelatine: used mainly for fine-detail reproduction in monochrome or colour
a print made using this process

Derived Forms

collotypic (ˌkɒləˈtɪpɪk), adjective

Word Origin for collotype

C19: from Greek kolla glue + type
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