Phosphor



[fos-fer, -fawr] /ˈfɒs fər, -fɔr/

noun
1.
any of a number of substances that exhibit luminescence when struck by light of certain wavelengths, as by ultraviolet.
2.
Literary. a substance.
adjective
3.
Archaic. .
[fos-fer, -fawr] /ˈfɒs fər, -fɔr/
noun
1.
the morning star, especially Venus.
1.
variant of before a vowel:
phosphorate.
/ˈfɒsfə/
noun
1.
a substance, such as the coating on a cathode-ray tube, capable of emitting light when irradiated with particles or electromagnetic radiation
n.

“morning star,” 1630s, from Latin phosphorus “the morning star” (see phosphorus). Meaning “anything phosphorescent” is from 1705.

phosphor- pref.
Variant of phosphoro-.
phosphor
(fŏs’fər)
Any of various substances that can emit light after absorbing some form of radiation. Television screens and fluorescent lamp tubes are coated on the inside with phosphors. See Note at cathode-ray tube.

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