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cathodoluminescence

[kath-uh-doh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns]
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noun
  1. light emitted by a substance undergoing bombardment by cathode rays.
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Origin of cathodoluminescence

1905–10; cathode + -o- + luminescence
Related formscath·o·do·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cathodoluminescence

cathodoluminescence

noun
  1. physics luminescence caused by irradiation with electrons (cathode rays)
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