fluoresce

[ floo-res, flaw-, floh- ]
/ flʊˈrɛs, flɔ-, floʊ- /
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verb (used without object), fluo·resced, fluo·resc·ing.

to exhibit fluorescence.

Nearby words

  1. fluophosphoric acid,
  2. fluor,
  3. fluor-,
  4. fluorapatite,
  5. fluorene,
  6. fluorescein,
  7. fluorescence,
  8. fluorescence-activated cell sorter,
  9. fluorescent,
  10. fluorescent antibody technique

Origin of fluoresce

First recorded in 1870–75; back formation from fluorescence

Related formsfluo·resc·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for fluoresce

fluoresce

/ (ˌflʊəˈrɛs) /

verb

(intr) to exhibit fluorescence

Word Origin for fluoresce

C19: back formation from fluorescence

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