mountant

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

mount +‎ -ant. Doublet of montant.

AdjectiveEdit

mountant (comparative more mountant, superlative most mountant)

  1. (archaic) Rising

NounEdit

mountant (plural mountants)

  1. (microscopy) The medium used for mounting a slide
    • 2004, Cletus P. Kurzman & Jack W. Fell, “Yeasts”, in Biodiversity of Fungi[1], →ISBN, page 335:
      Both mountants can be placed on the same slide, with spores placed in each.
  2. (photography, dated) The adhesive used to affix a photograph to a mount
    • 1911, Bernard Edward Jones, Encyclopedia of Photography[2], 1964 reprint edition, →ISBN, page 365:
      The favourite professional mountant was, and to some extent still is, starch paste.

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French montant; equivalent to mounten +‎ -ant.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmuːntant/, /munˈtau̯nt/

NounEdit

mountant (plural mountantes)

  1. (rare) A post or vertical beam.
  2. (rare, astrology) ascendant

DescendantsEdit

  • English: montant

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