thermoluminescence definition by Webster's New World
the release in the form of light of stored energy from a substance when it is heated
Origin: thermo- plush luminescence
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- thermoluminescent adjective
thermoluminescence definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A phenomenon in which certain minerals release previously absorbed radiation upon being moderately heated.
- therˌmo·luˌmi·nesˈcent adjective