self-luminous

adjective
self-lu·​mi·​nous | \ ˌself-ˈlü-mə-nəs How to pronounce self-luminous (audio) \

Definition of self-luminous

: generating and emitting its own visible light … Venus … is not self-luminous but lit by the sun …— Derek J. deSolla Price Radium paint is actually self-luminous—when freshly applied, it requires no external energy source …— Jack Forster

First Known Use of self-luminous

1751, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-luminous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-luminous. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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