chemiluminescence

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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

chemiluminescent

play \-ˈne-sənt\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of chemiluminescence

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1889


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chemiluminescence

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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

chemiluminescent

\-ˈnes-ənt\play adjective

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