Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

chemiluminescence

play
noun chemi·lu·mi·nes·cence \ˌke-mē-ˌlü-mə-ˈne-sən(t)s, ˌkē-\

Definition of chemiluminescence

  1. :  luminescence (as bioluminescence) due to chemical reaction

chemi·lu·mi·nes·cent play \-ˈne-sənt\ adjective


Origin of chemiluminescence

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1889


Medical Dictionary

chemiluminescence

play
noun che·mi·lu·mi·nes·cence \ˌkem-i-ˌlü-mə-ˈnes-ən(t)s, ˌkē-mi-\

Medical Definition of chemiluminescence

  1. :  luminescence (as bioluminescence) due to chemical reaction usually at low temperatures

  2. che·mi·lu·mi·nes·cent \-ˈnes-ənt\play adjective




Learn More about chemiluminescence


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chemiluminescence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

2.2 pounds 16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ