fluorescent fluorescent  /f ˌlʊ ˈrɛ sənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp
  2. (adj) emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source
  3. (adj) brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light

Usage(s):

  1. The fluorescent tag is piggybacked onto the peptide.
  2. But you also gain something precious when you buy a compact fluorescent: status.
  3. At those wavelengths, light from the fluorescent marker cannot be blocked by blood, other body fluids or even thin bone.

News

  1. New fluorescent protein from eel revolutionizes key clinical assay

    ( RIKEN ) Unagi, the sea-going Japanese freshwater eel, harbors a fluorescent protein that could serve as the basis for a revolutionary new clinical test for bilirubin, a critical indicator of human liver function, hemolysis, and jaundice, according to researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute. The discovery also sheds light on the mysterious and endangered Unagi that could contribute ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. First Fluorescent Protein Identified in a Vertebrate Animal

    The Japanese freshwater eel ( Anguilla japonica ) has more to offer biologists than a tasty sushi snack. Its muscle fibers produce the first fluorescent protein identified in a vertebrate, researchers report in Cell . [More]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Scientific American

  3. New fluorescent protein from eel improves key clinical assay

    Unagi, the sea-going Japanese freshwater eel, harbors a fluorescent protein that could serve as the basis for a new clinical test for bilirubin, a critical indicator of human liver function, hemolysis, and jaundice, according to researchers. The discovery also sheds light on the mysterious and endangered Unagi that could contribute to its conservation.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. Frontman Alex Turner revealed why they collaborated with Richard, saying: "He did the video for Fluorescent Adolescent, and it's just grown stronger ever since."
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Richard Ayoade Source: Virgin Media Music

  2. "Elizabeth, I saw her climb up, I literally saw her with piles of fluorescent light bulbs changing them out," Edwards said of his wife. "We are also committed to making the house carbon neutral."
    on Mar 20, 2007 By: John Edwards Source: ABC News

  3. "It's one thing to have a girl in a bathing suit down on the beach," Updike wrote, "and another thing in the cool of the A&P, under the fluorescent lights, against all those stacked packages, with her feet paddling along naked over our...
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: John Updike Source: Reuters

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