Meaning of fluorescence
Pronunciation: (floo-res'uns, flô-, flō-), [key]
— n. Physics, Chem.
- the emission of radiation, esp. of visible light, by a substance during exposure to external radiation, as light or x-rays. Cf. phosphorescence (def. 1).
- the property possessed by a substance capable of such emission.
- the radiation so produced.
- fluorescence (Thesaurus)