from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The process of preparing a printing surface for electrotyping by first engraving on a wax-coated metal plate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A printing process of engraving on a surface of wax spread on a steel plate, for electrotyping.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or process of engraving through a coating of prepared wax spread over a smooth plate from which a printing surface can be produced by the plaster process of stereotyping or by electrotyping.


Greek k─ôros, wax + type.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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