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luminophore

or lu·mi·no·phor

[ loo-muh-nuh-fawr, -fohr ]
/ ˈlu mə nəˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr /
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noun Physics, Chemistry.

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

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Origin of luminophore

1905–10; <Latin lūmin- (see lumen) + -o- + -phore
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Medical definitions for luminophore

luminophore
[ lōōmə-nə-fôr′ ]

n.

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