fluorescence

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noun fluo·res·cence \ flu̇-ˈre-sᵊn(t)s , flȯ- \

Definition of fluorescence

:luminescence that is caused by the absorption of radiation at one wavelength followed by nearly immediate reradiation usually at a different wavelength and that ceases almost at once when the incident radiation stops; also :the radiation emitted — compare phosphorescence

Examples of fluorescence in a Sentence

  1. studied the fluorescence of certain elements

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Origin and Etymology of fluorescence

fluorspar + opalescence


Medical Dictionary

fluorescence

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noun flu·o·res·cence \ -ˈes-ᵊn(t)s \

medical Definition of fluorescence

:luminescence that is caused by the absorption of radiation at one wavelength followed by nearly immediate reradiation usually at a different wavelength and that ceases almost immediately when the incident radiation stops; also :the radiation emitted

fluorescent

play \-ˈes-ᵊnt\ adjective

fluorescently

adverb


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