Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to fluoresce: fluorescent dye, Fluorescent light


To produce or exhibit fluorescence.
References in periodicals archive ?
The tubercles that fluoresce under UV light form in patterns that are distinct among species or genera.
Lures with brighteners that fluoresce only under UV light are only part of a "fluorescence spectrum.
One end of each particle is a fluorescent "dot pattern" barcode that reveals what the target molecule of the particle is, and the other end is loaded with a probe and only fluoresces if the target molecule is present.
The radiation that passes through the object strikes the phosphor layers of the screen, causing them to fluoresce, which in turn exposes the film.
Trichophyton tonsurans does not fluoresce under a Wood's lamp, but M.
When illuminated with a high intensity UV light, the ingredients in Tracer Viton cause the finished parts to fluoresce (glow) a vivid blue for parts that are cured only, and a vivid green for post-cured parts.
When exposed to longer wavelength green light, the clusters fluoresce strongly, emitting red light visible to the naked eye.
Sexes did not vary in frequency of occurrence of this phenomenon, although adult specimens were significantly more likely to fluoresce than those of younger age classes.
Inserted into the pathogen Escherichia coli O157:H7, the gene makes the bacteria fluoresce under ultraviolet light.
One of them was a German physicist, Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923), who was particularly interested in the ability of cathode rays to make materials fluoresce.
Rather, UV brighteners in lure coatings or mixed into materials are causing the lures to fluoresce under the blacklight, which emit UV light as a part of the spectrum.