luminophore

luminophore

[loo-muh-nuh-fawr, -fohr]
noun Physics, Chemistry.
a molecule or group of molecules that emits light when illuminated.
Also, luminophor.


Origin:
1905–10; < Latin lūmin- (see lumen) + -o- + -phore

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luminophore lu·mi·no·phore (lōō'mə-nə-fôr')
n.
An atom or atomic grouping that when present in an organic compound increases the ability of the compound to luminesce.

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