triboluminescence

noun

tri·​bo·​lu·​mi·​nes·​cence ˌtrī-bō-ˌlü-mə-ˈne-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce triboluminescence (audio)
ˌtri-
: luminescence due to friction
triboluminescent adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triboluminescence was in 1889

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“Triboluminescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triboluminescence. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

triboluminescence

noun
tri·​bo·​lu·​mi·​nes·​cence ˈtrī-bō-ˌlü-mə-ˈnes-ᵊn(t)s, ˈtrib-ō- How to pronounce triboluminescence (audio)
: luminescence due to friction
triboluminescent adjective

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