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bioluminescence

bi·o·lu·mi·nes·cence

bioluminescence

 
pronunciation:
baI o lu mih ne sns
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part of speech: noun
definition: light given off naturally by certain kinds of insects, fish, or bacteria. The bioluminescence of fireflies allows them to blink on and off in the dark.
derivation: bioluminescent (adj.)
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