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Definition of: phosphorescence

(fos′fə·resəns) noun
1. The emission of light without sensible heat, or the light so emitted.
2. The property of continuing to shine in the dark after exposure to light, shown by many mineral substances: distinguished from fluorescence.
3. Biol. The property of producing a faint light, shown by infusorians, fireflies, etc.

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