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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fat-like substance in certain marine animals, giving them their phosphorescent properties.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fatlike substance in certain marine animals, to which they owe their phosphorescent properties.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In phosphorescent animals, the semifluid substance which causes light.

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