florescence

[flaw-res-uhns, floh-, fluh-]
noun
the act, state, or period of flowering; bloom.

Origin:
1785–95; < Latin flōrēsc(ēns) (present participle of flōrēscere to begin blooming, inchoative derivative of flōrēre to bloom, derivative of flōs flower) + -ence

florescent, adjective
reflorescence, noun

florescence, fluorescence.
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florescence (flɔːˈrɛsəns)
 
n
the process, state, or period of flowering
 
[C18: from New Latin flōrēscentia, from Latin flōrēscere to come into flower]

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Word Origin & History

florescence
1793, from L. florescentem (nom. florescens) "blooming," prp. of florescere "to begin to bloom," inceptive of florere "to blossom" (see flourish).

florescent
1821, from L. florescentem, prp. of florescere (see florescence).
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Example sentences
Most people today read by florescent light, which is similarly bad for the eyes.
The dining room was greenish under florescent light, empty but for two tables,
  one of those empty but for spent pitchers of wine.
Try writing with florescent lighting turned off and only sunlight.
Today's systems use florescent tags attached to molecules.
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