Etymology

1. bioluminescence

noun. luminescence produced by physiological processes (as in the firefly).

Etymology

  • bio- (English)
  • βίος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • luminescence (English)

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Example sentences of the word bioluminescence


1. Noun, singular or mass
Worms that use bioluminescence to catch prey suspend themselves from heights and weave snares out of their silk that they lower down into the air.

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