Adjective "bioluminescence" definition and examples

(Bioluminescence may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)luːmɪˈnɛs(ə)ns/

Definitions and examples

noun

The biochemical emission of light by living organisms such as glow-worms and deep-sea fish.
  1. 'We are cautioned against confusing bioluminescence with fluorescence and phosphorescence.'
  2. 'Dinoflagellate bioluminescence differs biochemically from that of other major luminescent groups.'
  3. 'It is possible that fluorescence in these medusae represents a daylight functional analog of bioluminescence (similar to ‘blanching’ in comb jellies ).'
  4. 'Although its biochemistry is well understood and is applied for various scientific techniques, the survival value of bioluminescence to the organisms themselves often remains unclear.'
  5. 'The chemiluminescent reactions found in living organisms are called bioluminescence.'
  6. 'Some species are capable of producing their own light through bioluminescence, which also makes fireflies glow.'
  7. 'Scientists also have not identified the internal pathways or mechanisms in the organisms that trigger physiological responses to flow, such as bioluminescence and changes in growth rate, nutrient uptake, and structure.'
  8. 'This is because some species are capable of bioluminescence, in which chemicals made by the organism produce light in a chemical reaction.'
  9. 'The relatively large shear forces that stimulate dinoflagellate bioluminescence are higher than typical levels of oceanic turbulence.'
  10. 'This new technology, an imaging method known as in vivo bioluminescence, enables investigators to track changes in the viral population in the same animal day after day.'
  11. 'However, bioluminescence, which is quite rare on land, is found at all depths in the sea, and ranges from a steady glow to flashes of varying duration, frequency and intensity.'
  12. 'If the source is a bioluminescent searchlight, the ideal reflectance depends on the irradiance of the bioluminescence striking the organism relative to the background radiance.'
  13. 'At 150 meters below the ocean surface, all is dark - until the submersible, Alvin, descends into a firestorm of bioluminescence produced by barely visible sea creatures.'

More definitions

1. the production of light by living organisms.

More examples(as adjective)

"testings can be bioluminescence."