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luminiferous

[ loo-muh-nif-er-uhs ]
/ ˌlu məˈnɪf ər əs /
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adjective
producing light: the luminiferous properties of a gas.
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Origin of luminiferous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM luminiferous

un·lu·mi·nif·er·ous, adjective
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Medical definitions for luminiferous

luminiferous
[ lōō′mə-nĭfər-əs ]

adj.
Generating, yielding, or transmitting light.
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