chemiluminescence

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

Definition of chemiluminescence

: luminescence (such as bioluminescence) due to chemical reaction

Other Words from chemiluminescence

chemiluminescent \ ˌke-​mē-​ˌlü-​mə-​ˈne-​sᵊnt , ˌkē-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of chemiluminescence

1889, in the meaning defined above

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chemiluminescence

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

Medical Definition of chemiluminescence

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

Other Words from chemiluminescence

chemiluminescent \ -​ˈnes-​ᵊnt \ adjective

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