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phosphorescence

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noun phos·pho·res·cence \-ˈre-sən(t)s\

Definition of phosphorescence

  1. 1 :  luminescence that is caused by the absorption of radiations (as light or electrons) and continues for a noticeable time after these radiations have stopped — compare fluorescence

  2. 2 :  an enduring luminescence without sensible heat



1796

First Known Use of phosphorescence

1796


Medical Dictionary

phosphorescence

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noun phos·pho·res·cence \-ˈres-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of phosphorescence

  1. 1:  luminescence that is caused by the absorption of radiation at one wavelength followed by delayed reradiation at a different wavelength and that continues for a noticeable time after the incident radiation stops

  2. 2:  an enduring luminescence without sensible heat





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