[foh-tuh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns]

noun Physics.

luminescence induced by the absorption of infrared radiation, visible light, or ultraviolet radiation.

Origin of photoluminescence

First recorded in 1885–90; photo- + luminescence
Related formspho·to·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for photoluminescent



luminescence resulting from the absorption of light or infrared or ultraviolet radiation
Derived Formsphotoluminescent, adjective
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photoluminescent in Medicine




Having the ability to become luminescent upon exposure to visible light.
Related formspho′to•lu′mi•nescence n.
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