(bī′ō lo̵̅o̅′mə nes′əns)
- the production of light by living organisms, as by fireflies or many deep-water cephalopods
- such light
See bioluminescence in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Emission of visible light by living organisms such as the firefly and various fish, fungi, and bacteria.
- biˌo·luˌmi·nesˈcent adjective
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