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fluorescent lamp a glass tube with a fluorescent coating on the inside that gives off light when the mercury vapor in the tube is bombarded with a stream of electrons.
fluoroscope a fluorescent screen used with x-rays or other radiation for viewing the internal structure of opaque objects such as the human body.
highlighter a marker having a broad felt tip and transparent, often fluorescent ink, applied to lines of text to indicate their importance.
nonfluorescent combined form of fluorescent.
xenon a chemical element of the inert gas group that has fifty-four protons in each nucleus and that is used as the atmosphere in fluorescent lamps because it glows with a blue light when excited by electricity. (symbol: Xe)