[floo-res, flaw-, floh-]
- to exhibit fluorescence.
Origin of fluoresce
First recorded in 1870–75; back formation from fluorescence
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Some substances also, which fluoresce at ordinary temperatures, will phosphoresce at low temperatures.The Nature of Animal Light
E. Newton Harvey
Certain crystals, like barium platinum cyanide, fluoresce when struck by the "X" rays.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
Liquids which fluoresce only do so while the exciting light is falling on them, ceasing immediately the exciting light is cut off.
- (intr) to exhibit fluorescence
C19: back formation from fluorescence
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