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radioluminescence

[ rey-dee-oh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns ]
/ ˌreɪ di oʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns /

noun Physics.

luminescence induced by nuclear radiation.

Nearby words

radiological, radiological anatomy, radiologist, radiology, radiolucent, radioluminescence, radiolysis, radioman, radiometeorograph, radiometer, radiometric

Origin of radioluminescence

First recorded in 1910–15; radio- + luminescence
Related formsra·di·o·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for radioluminescence

radioluminescence

/ (ˌreɪdɪəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns) /

noun

physics luminescence that is induced by radiation from a radioactive material
Derived Formsradioluminescent, adjective
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