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The emission of visible light by certain living organisms, such as the firefly and various fish, marine invertebrates, fungi, and bacteria. Bioluminescence is caused by chemical reactions.
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(Biochemistry) the production of light by living organisms as a result of the oxidation of a light-producing substance (luciferin) by the enzyme luciferase: occurs in many marine organisms, insects such as the firefly, etc
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bi•o•lu•mi•nes•cence(ˌbaɪ oʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns)
a phosphorescent glow from a living organism.
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Emission of light by living organisms, such as fireflies, glowworms, and certain fish, jellyfish, plankton, fungi, and bacteria. It occurs when chemical compounds react and give off light.
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the property of some organisms, as fireflies, of producing light. — bioluminescent, adj.See also: Biology
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