triboluminescent

triboluminescence

[trahy-boh-loo-muh-nes-uhns, trib-oh-]
noun Physics.
luminescence produced by friction, usually within a crystalline substance.

Origin:
1885–90; tribo- + luminescence

triboluminescent, adjective
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triboluminescence (ˌtraɪbəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns)
 
n
luminescence produced by friction, such as the emission of light when certain crystals are crushed
 
tribolumi'nescent
 
adj

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