Meaning of PHOSPHOR in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfäs-fər, -ˌfȯr ]


also phos·phore -ˌfȯr, -fər

Etymology: Latin phosphorus, from Greek phōsphoros, literally, light bringer, from phōsphoros light-bearing, from phōs light + pherein to carry, bring — more at fancy , bear

Date: 1705

1. : a phosphorescent substance

2. : a luminescent substance that emits light when excited by radiation (as electrons) and is used especially in fluorescent lamps and cathode-ray tubes

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