bioluminescence

noun bio·lu·mi·nes·cence \ ˌbī-ō-ˌlü-mə-ˈne-sᵊn(t)s \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of bioluminescence

: the emission of light from living organisms (such as fireflies, dinoflagellates, and bacteria) as the result of internal, typically oxidative chemical reactions; also : the light so produced

bioluminescent

play \-sᵊnt\ adjective

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bioluminescence

noun bio·lu·mi·nes·cence \ ˌbī-ō-ˌlü-mə-ˈnes-ᵊn(t)s \

medical Definition of bioluminescence

: the emission of light from living organisms; also : the light so produced

bioluminescent

play \-ᵊnt\ adjective


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