Definition of chemiluminescence in English:

chemiluminescence

Syllabification: chem·i·lum·i·nes·cence
Pronunciation: /ˌkemiˌlo͞oməˈnesəns
 
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noun

  • The emission of light during a chemical reaction that does not produce significant quantities of heat.
    More example sentences
    • Electrogenerated chemiluminescence can be employed as an analytical tool.
    • Natural sources of chemiluminescence include fireflies, glow-worms and a variety of bacteria and fungi.
    • The amount of chemiluminescence is proportional to the quantity of the amplified product.

Derivatives

chemiluminescent

adjective
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  • Because the emission of radiation involves a loss of energy, chemiluminescent reactions must be exothermic.
  • The chemiluminescent reactions found in living organisms are called bioluminescence.
  • Due to the chemical processes involved, the ability of species to fine-tune the spectra of the chemiluminescent reaction is itself limited.

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