triboluminescence

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

Definition of triboluminescence

: luminescence due to friction

Other Words from triboluminescence

triboluminescent \ ˌtrī-​bō-​ˌlü-​mə-​ˈne-​sᵊnt How to pronounce triboluminescent (audio) , 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- How to pronounce triboluminescence (audio) \

Medical Definition of triboluminescence

: luminescence due to friction

Other Words from triboluminescence

triboluminescent \ -​ᵊnt How to pronounce triboluminescent (audio) \ adjective

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