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Definition of "fluorescent" []

  • Of or relating to fluorescence. (adjective)
  • Exhibiting or produced by fluorescence: fluorescent plankton; fluorescent light. (adjective)
  • Glowing as if with fluorescence; vivid: bright fluorescent colors. (adjective)
  • A fluorescent lamp. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fluorescent" in a sentence
  • "He displayed photos of himself in fluorescent orange hunting gear and asked people, Does this guy look like an animal-rights activist?"
  • "You are rewarded for the discovery and characterisation of the green fluorescent protein, for first expressing GFP in fluorescent form in important model organisms and for the development of GFP and its homologues to a universal set of genetic tags for protein localisation, protein movement and protein interactions in the cells of all types of organisms."
  • "It was easy to imagine legions of Internet-era Andrew Marvells staying up late in fluorescent-lit cubicles appending metaphysical exclamation points to celebrity photo captions that would rocket readers ever closer to the celestial objects of their desire:"