[fos-fuh-res-uh ns] /ˌfɒs fəˈrɛs əns/
the property of being luminous at temperatures below incandescence, as from slow oxidation in the case of phosphorus or after exposure to light or other radiation.
a luminous appearance resulting from this.
any luminous radiation emitted from a substance after the removal of the exciting agent.
the light emitted in phosphorescence
the emission of light during a chemical reaction, such as bioluminescence, in which insufficient heat is evolved to cause fluorescence Compare fluorescence
1796, from verb phosphoresce (1794; see phosphorescent) + -ence.
phosphorescence phos·pho·res·cence (fŏs’fə-rěs’əns)
[fos-fuh-res-uh nt] /ˌfɒs fəˈrɛs ənt/ adjective 1. exhibiting . /ˌfɒsfəˈrɛsənt/ adjective 1. exhibiting or having the property of phosphorescence adj. 1766, from Modern Latin phosphorus (see phosphorus) + -escent. Related: Phosphorescently.
[fos-fuh-ret-id] /ˈfɒs fəˌrɛt ɪd/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. .
[fos-fuh-ret-id] /ˈfɒs fəˌrɛt ɪd/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. . [fos-fyuh-ret-id] /ˈfɒs fyəˌrɛt ɪd/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. combined with phosphorus, especially in its lowest valence state.
- Phosphor fatigue