Definition of phototype in US English:

phototype

noun

  • 1Printing. A printing plate or block produced by a photographic process (as photosetting). Also: the process by which such a plate is produced; a picture, etc., printed from it. Formerly also: †a kind of carbon printing process invented by M. Joubert (obsolete).

  • 2Medicine. Frequently with numeral. Any of several skin types distinguished by their degree of sensitivity to sunlight.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The North American Review. From photo- + -type.

Pronunciation

phototype

/ˈfəʊtə(ʊ)tʌɪp/