triboluminescence

noun
tri·​bo·​lu·​mi·​nes·​cence | \ˌtrī-bō-ˌlü-mə-ˈne-sᵊn(t)s, ˌtri-\

Definition of triboluminescence 

: luminescence due to friction

Other Words from triboluminescence

triboluminescent \ ˌtrī-​bō-​ˌlü-​mə-​ˈne-​sᵊnt , ˌtri-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of triboluminescence

1889, in the meaning defined above

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triboluminescence

noun
tri·​bo·​lu·​mi·​nes·​cence | \ˈtrī-bō-ˌlü-mə-ˈnes-ᵊn(t)s, ˈtrib-ō- \

Medical Definition of triboluminescence 

: luminescence due to friction

Other Words from triboluminescence

triboluminescent \ -​ᵊnt \ adjective

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