luminiferous

[ loo-muh-nif-er-uh s ]
/ ˌlu məˈnɪf ər əs /
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adjective

producing light: the luminiferous properties of a gas.

Nearby words

  1. luminate,
  2. lumine,
  3. luminesce,
  4. luminescence,
  5. luminescent,
  6. luminism,
  7. luminophore,
  8. luminosity,
  9. luminosity class,
  10. luminous

Origin of luminiferous

1795–1805; < Latin lūmin- (see lumen) + -i- + -ferous

Related formsun·lu·mi·nif·er·ous, adjective

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Medicine definitions for luminiferous

luminiferous

[ lōō′mə-nĭfər-əs ]

adj.

Generating, yielding, or transmitting light.

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