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patrix

[ pey-triks, pa- ]
/ ˈpeɪ trɪks, ˈpæ- /
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noun, plural pa·tri·ces [pey-truh-seez, pa-], /ˈpeɪ trəˌsiz, ˈpæ-/, pa·trix·es.Printing.
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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