tenebrescence

noun
ten·​e·​bres·​cence
plural -s

Definition of tenebrescence 

: an absorption of light (as induced in a crystal by irradiation with X rays) that is not intrinsic to the material involved

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History and Etymology for tenebrescence

Latin tenebrae darkness + English -escence

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