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Coined 1852 by physicist George Stokes from fluorspar +‎ -escence.

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fluorescence (countable and uncountable, plural fluorescences)

  1. (physics) The emission of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) by a material when stimulated by the absorption of radiation or of a subatomic particle.
  2. The light so emitted.

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fluorescence f (plural fluorescences)

  1. (physics) fluorescence

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