mount + -ant. Doublet of montant.
mountant (comparative more mountant, superlative most mountant)
- (archaic) Rising
mountant (plural mountants)
- (microscopy) The medium used for mounting a slide
2004, Cletus P. Kurzman, Jack W. Fell, “Yeasts”, in Biodiversity of Fungi, →ISBN, page 335:
Both mountants can be placed on the same slide, with spores placed in each.
- (photography, dated) The adhesive used to affix a photograph to a mount
1911, Bernard Edward Jones, Encyclopedia of Photography, reprint edition, published 1964, →ISBN, page 365:
The favourite professional mountant was, and to some extent still is, starch paste.
Borrowed from Old French montant; equivalent to mounten + -ant.
- IPA(key): /ˈmuːntant/, /munˈtau̯nt/
mountant (plural mountantes)
- (rare) A post or vertical beam.
- (rare, astrology) ascendant