[ hee-lee-uh-tahyp ]
/ ˈhi li əˌtaɪp /

noun, verb, he·li·o·typed, he·li·o·typ·ing.

Origin of heliotype

First recorded in 1865–70; helio- + -type

Related forms

he·li·o·typ·ic [hee-lee-uh-tip-ik] /ˌhi li əˈtɪp ɪk/, adjectivehe·li·o·typ·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for heliotype


/ (ˈhiːlɪəʊˌtaɪp) /


Also called: heliotypy a printing process in which an impression is taken in ink from a gelatine surface that has been exposed under a negative and prepared for printing
the gelatine plate produced by such a process
a print produced from such a plate

Derived Forms

heliotypic (ˌhiːlɪəʊˈtɪpɪk), adjective
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