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[pey-triks, pa-]
noun, plural pa·tri·ces [pey-truh-seez, pa-] /ˈpeɪ trəˌsiz, ˈpæ-/, pa·trix·es. Printing.
  1. a mold of a Linotype for casting right-reading type for use in dry offset.
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Origin of patrix

1880–85; blend of patri- and matrix
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Historical Examples

  • Molten lead could be poured over the patrices or the patrices could be pressed into cold lead.

    From Xylographs to Lead Molds; A.D. 1440-A.D. 1921

    H. C. Forster