Electro-tint to Elementary
(E*lec"tro-tint`) n. (Fine Arts) A style of engraving in relief by means of voltaic electricity.
A picture is drawn on a metallic plate with some material which resists the fluids of a battery; so that, in
electro- typing, the parts not covered by the varnish, etc., receive a deposition of metal, and produce the
required copy in intaglio. A cast of this is then the plate for printing.
1. (Physics) Of or pertaining to electrical tension; said of a supposed peculiar condition of a conducting
circuit during its exposure to the action of another conducting circuit traversed by a uniform electric current
when both circuits remain stationary. Faraday.
2. (Physiol.) Relating to electrotonus; as, the electrotonic condition of a nerve.
(E`lec*trot"o*nize) v. t. (Physiol.) To cause or produce electrotonus.
(E`lec*trot"o*nous) a. Electrotonic.
(||E`lec*trot"o*nus) n. [NL., fr. combining form electro- + Gr. tension.] (Physiol.) The
modified condition of a nerve, when a constant current of electricity passes through any part of it. See
Anelectrotonus, and Catelectrotonus.
(E*lec"tro*type) n. [Electro- + -type.] A facsimile plate made by electrotypy for use in printing; also,
an impression or print from such plate. Also used adjectively.
The face of an electrotype consists of a shell of copper, silver, or the like, produced by the action of an
electrical current upon a plate of metal and a wax mold suspended in an acid bath and connected with
opposite poles of the battery. It is backed up with a solid filling of type metal.
(E*lec"tro*type), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Electrotyped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Electrotyping ] To
make facsimile plates of by the electrotype process; as, to electrotype a page of type, a book, etc. See
(E*lec"tro*ty`per) n. One who electrotypes.
(E*lec`tro*typ"ic) a. Pertaining to, or effected by means of, electrotypy.
(E*lec"tro*ty`ping) n. The act or the process of making electrotypes.
(E*lec"tro*ty`py) n. The process of producing electrotype plates. See Note under Electrotype,
(E*lec`tro-vi"tal) a. Derived from, or dependent upon, vital processes; said of certain
electric currents supposed by some physiologists to circulate in the nerves of animals.
(E*lec`tro-vi"tal*ism) n. (Physiol.) The theory that the functions of living organisms are
dependent upon electricity or a kindred force.
(E*lec"trum) n. [L., fr. Gr. . See Electric, and cf. Electre, Electron.]
2. An alloy of gold and silver, of an amber color, used by the ancients.
3. German-silver plate. See German silver, under German.
(E*lec"tu*a*ry) n.; pl. Electuaries [OE. letuaire, OF. lettuaire, electuaire, F. électuaire,
L. electuarium, electarium. prob. fr. Gr. a medicine that is licked away, fr. Gr. to lick up; 'ek out +