triboluminescence

[trahy-boh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns, trib-oh-]

Origin of triboluminescence

First recorded in 1885–90; tribo- + luminescence
Related formstri·bo·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective
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triboluminescence

noun
  1. luminescence produced by friction, such as the emission of light when certain crystals are crushed
Derived Formstriboluminescent, adjective
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