from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To undergo, produce, or show fluorescence.
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- v. To emit electromagnetic radiation, especially visible light, when absorbing radiation of some other wavelength.
- v. to be very bright, easy to see, dayglo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To exhibit the phenomena of fluorescence; be or become fluorescent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. exhibit or undergo fluorescence
I just do my research to understand why jellyfish luminesce, and why that protein fluoresce?
The platinum chemistry used in the OpTech - O2 platinum will "fluoresce" or give off light in an amount which is directly related to the amount of oxygen present.
The unusual quality they possess is that they are fluoresce in UV light or a common black light and will literally glow in the black light.
There are some new soft-plastic baits out now [photo] with additives that fluoresce under UV or so-called black light.
When this sensor encounters glucose, the nanotubes fluoresce, which can be detected by shining near-infrared light on them.
What this means is, it will make the neuron fluoresce just after it fires.
Since the neurons in a clique fire at the same time, they will also fluoresce at the same time.
When the “apple” clique fires, the neurons making it up will fluoresce thanks to the green fluorescent protein gene.
• One could measure levels of dopamine, oxytocin, and other neurochemicals by adding genes that would cause neurons to fluoresce when they turn on the genes that manufacture those neurotransmitters.
OBA is the term for a class of optical brighteners that fluoresce and are used in most papers, and because they can cause fading, artists and photographers create a market for OBA-free paper.