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phos·phor

 (fŏs′fər, -fôr′)
n.
1. A substance that exhibits phosphorescence.
2. The phosphorescent coating inside the screen of a cathode-ray tube.

[Latin Phōsphorus, the morning star; see phosphorus.]

phosphor

(ˈfɒsfə)
n
(General Physics) a substance, such as the coating on a cathode-ray tube, capable of emitting light when irradiated with particles or electromagnetic radiation
[C17: from French, ultimately from Greek phōsphoros phosphorus]

phos•phor

(ˈfɒs fər, -fɔr)

n.
a substance that exhibits luminescence when struck by light of certain wavelengths, as by ultraviolet.
[1625–35; < French phosphore < Latin Phōsphorus < Greek Phōsphóros light-bringing, the morning star =phôs light + -phoros bringing]

phos·phor

(fŏs′fər)
A substance that can emit light after absorbing some form of radiation. The insides of television screens and fluorescent lamp tubes are coated with phosphors. See Note at cathode-ray tube.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phosphor - a synthetic substance that is fluorescent or phosphorescent; used to coat the screens of cathode ray tubes
synthetic, synthetic substance - a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
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