or lu·mi·no·phor

[ loo-muh-nuh-fawr, -fohr ]
/ ˈlu mə nəˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr /

noun Physics, Chemistry.

a molecule or group of molecules that emits light when illuminated.

Origin of luminophore

1905–10; < Latin lūmin- (see lumen) + -o- + -phore Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for luminophore


[ lōōmə-nə-fôr′ ]


An atom or atomic grouping that when present in an organic compound increases the ability of the compound to luminesce.
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