photoluminescence

[ foh-tuh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˌlu məˈnɛs əns /

noun Physics.

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

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Origin of photoluminescence

First recorded in 1885–90; photo- + luminescence

OTHER WORDS FROM photoluminescence

pho·to·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for photoluminescent

photoluminescence
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns) /

noun

luminescence resulting from the absorption of light or infrared or ultraviolet radiation

Derived forms of photoluminescence

photoluminescent, adjective
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Medical definitions for photoluminescent

photoluminescent
[ fō′tō-lōō′mə-nĕsənt ]

adj.

Having the ability to become luminescent upon exposure to visible light.

Other words from photoluminescent

pho′to•lu′mi•nescence n.
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