photoresist

[ foh-toh-ri-zist ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ rɪˈzɪst /

noun

Electronics. a photosensitive liquid polymer, used in photolithography to produce integrated circuits.

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Origin of photoresist

First recorded in 1950–55; photo- + resist
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