radioluminescence

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

noun Physics.

luminescence induced by nuclear radiation.

Nearby words

  1. radiological,
  2. radiological anatomy,
  3. radiologist,
  4. radiology,
  5. radiolucent,
  6. radiolysis,
  7. radioman,
  8. radiometeorograph,
  9. radiometer,
  10. 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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