chemiluminescence


chemi·lu·mi·nes·cence

noun \ˌke-mē-ˌlü-mə-ˈne-sən(t)s, ˌkē-\

Definition of CHEMILUMINESCENCE

:  luminescence (as bioluminescence) due to chemical reaction
chemi·lu·mi·nes·cent \-ˈne-sənt\ adjective

Origin of CHEMILUMINESCENCE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1889

che·mi·lu·mi·nes·cence

noun \ˌkem-i-ˌlü-mə-ˈnes-ən(t)s, ˌkē-mi-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHEMILUMINESCENCE

: luminescence (as bioluminescence) due to chemical reaction usually at low temperatures
che·mi·lu·mi·nes·cent \-ˈnes-ənt\ adjective

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