graphotype etymology

English word graphotype comes from English -type, English grapho- (Writing.)

Detailed word origin of graphotype

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-type English (eng) (biology) Used to form words referring to groups of organisms characterized by the presence of a specific feature. Impressed form; stamp; print. Typical form.
grapho- English (eng) Writing.
graphotype English (eng) A process for producing a design upon a surface in relief so that it can be printed from. Prepared chalk or zinc oxide is pressed upon a smooth plate by a hydraulic press, and the design is drawn upon this in a peculiar ink which hardens the surface wherever it is applied. The surface is then carefully rubbed or brushed, leaving the lines in relief.

Words with the same origin as graphotype

Descendants of -type
prototype
Descendants of grapho-
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