fluoresce

[floo-res, flaw-, floh-]

Origin of fluoresce

First recorded in 1870–75; back formation from fluorescence
Related formsfluo·resc·er, noun
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fluoresce

verb
  1. (intr) to exhibit fluorescence

Word Origin for fluoresce

C19: back formation from fluorescence
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