bioluminescent
adjective see bioluminescence

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  • bioluminescent — BIOLUMINESCÉNT, Ă, bioluminescenţi, te, adj. (Despre organisme) Care produce lumină prin oxidări interne. [pr.: bi o ] – Din fr., engl. bioluminescent. Trimis de paula, 14.07.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  bioluminescént adj. (sil. bi o ) → luminescent… …   Dicționar Român

  • bioluminescent — (adj.) also bio luminescent, 1929; see BIOLUMINESCENCE (Cf. bioluminescence) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bioluminescent — bioluminescence [ bjolyminesɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1905; de bio et luminescence ♦ Sc. Production de lumière par un être vivant, due à une réaction biochimique. La bioluminescence des lucioles, des lampyres. ⇒ fluorescence, phosphorescence. Adj.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bioluminescent — adjective (of living organisms) emitting light fireflies are bioluminescent • Similar to: ↑light • Derivationally related forms: ↑bioluminescence • Topics: ↑organism, ↑being * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • bioluminescent — See bioluminescence. * * * …   Universalium

  • bioluminescent — adjective Exhibiting bioluminescence …   Wiktionary

  • bioluminescent — adj. producing light (of an organism) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bioluminescent — bio·luminescent …   English syllables

  • Bioluminescent activated destruction — or BLADe for short refers to a technique used to kill cancer cells. [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/04/030421084227.htm] It works by first altering the cells in an organism to, once they become cancerous, create the firefly light… …   Wikipedia

  • bioluminescence — bioluminescent, adj. /buy oh looh meuh nes euhns/, n. the production of light by living organisms. [1915 20; BIO + LUMINESCENCE] * * * Emission of light by an organism or biochemical system (e.g., the glow of bacteria on decaying meat or fish,… …   Universalium

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