What does bioluminescence mean?

bioluminescence meaning in General Dictionary

a form of luminescence made by biological or biochemical processes like a glowworm radiance or perhaps the action of luciferase on luciferin A well known instance usually of firefly luminescence See additionally luciferin

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  • luminescence generated by physiological procedures (as with the firefly)

bioluminescence meaning in Etymology Dictionary

also bio-luminescence, 1909; see bio- + luminescence.