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bioluminescence

 [bi″o-loo″mĭ-nes´ens]
the production of light by chemicals (as in fireflies) occurring in living cells.

bi·o·lu·mi·nes·cence

(bī'ō-lū'min-es'ents),
1. Light produced by certain organisms from the oxidation of luciferins through the action of luciferases and with negligible production of heat, chemical energy being converted directly into light energy. Synonym(s): cold light (1)
2. Any light produced by a living organism.
[bio- + L. lumen (-inis), light]

bioluminescence

The enzymatic generation of light by living organisms.

bioluminescence

the production of light of various wavelengths by living organisms (often wrongly termed phosphorescence). The phenomenon is found in such divergent groups as bacteria, fungi, fireflies (COLEOPTERA) and various marine organisms. See LUMINESCENCE.

bioluminescence,

n light produced by living organisms, such as fireflies, some bacteria, and some deep-sea fish, via chemical reactions. Most cells have low-level bioluminescence.

bioluminescence 

Emission of light by living organisms, e.g. firefly, certain fungi, etc. See luminescence.

bioluminescence

chemoluminescence occurring in living cells.
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