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stereochromy

[ster-ee-uh-kroh-mee, steer-]
noun
  1. the stereochrome process.
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Origin of stereochromy

1835–45; stereo- + -chromy (see -chrome, -y3)
Also called waterglass painting.
Related formsster·e·o·chro·mic, ster·e·o·chro·mat·ic [ster-ee-oh-kruh-mat-ik, -kroh-, steer-] /ˌstɛr i oʊ krəˈmæt ɪk, -kroʊ-, ˌstɪər-/, adjectivester·e·o·chro·mi·cal·ly, ster·e·o·chro·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of stereochromy

  • Soluble glass has also been used in Germany to a great extent for mural painting, known as stereochromy.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 483, April 4, 1885

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British Dictionary definitions for stereochromy

stereochromy

noun
  1. a method of wall painting in which water glass is used either as a painting medium or as a final fixative coat
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Word Origin for stereochromy

C19: via German Stereochromie, from stereo- + Greek khrōma colour
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