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IN THE DAYTIME, the hospital was a maze of teeming, angled hallways, a blur of blazing-white overhead fluorescence.
Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  light emitted by a substance due to absorption of radiation
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fluorescence fluoresces fluoresce fluorescing fluoresced
Strongly Associated with:   incandescent light, incandescence, fluorescent light
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  • IN THE DAYTIME, the hospital was a maze of teeming, angled hallways, a blur of blazing-white overhead fluorescence.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • As a Ph.D. student, he’d used HeLa to help develop something called fluorescence in situ hybridization, otherwise known as FISH, a technique for painting chromosomes with multicolored fluorescent dyes that shine bright under ultraviolet light.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He then removed a core sample measuring one centimeter in diameter and two centimeters in length from just below the right knee and analyzed it using an electron microscope, electron microprobe, mass spectrometry, X-ray diffraction, and X-ray fluorescence.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Maybe it was my nerves, but his office had the closed-in feeling of a jail cell, metal jalousies at the windows and fluorescence the only light.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies

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  • I could hear the buzz of the Quik Zip sign overhead, that constant hum of fluorescence, and for a minute I lost myself in it, remembering Dexter standing in this same place not too long before, waving after me.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • For millions of kilometres around extended great veils of gas and dust, fluorescing in countless colours as the blasts of ultra-violet tore through them.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • And beyond, what seemed an incredible distance, was a tiny pinprick of light; not phosphorescence or fluorescence, but the hard, true light of day.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • The sun came in sharply, bathing the blood-red geraniums in a window-box in unworldly fluorescence and drawing a sharp black triangle of shadow on the butter-colored sill.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The one advantage to this was that you would have to be legally blind to accidentally step in a heap of his poop, which in mango season took on the radiant fluorescence of orange traffic cones.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • None of that, because he’s alive," was the answer of Jose Arcadio Buendia, who finished the seventy-two hours with the mercurial incense as the body was already beginning to burst with a livid fluorescence, the soft whistles of which impregnated the house with a pestilential vapor.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude

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  • a gene that usually codes for green fluorescence in jellyfish
  • X-rays use fluorescence technology.
  • River water fluorescence can be measured with spectrophotometers.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   fluorescence [7] , incandescent light [9] , incandescence [4] , fluorescent light [3] , fluorescent light [3] , phosphorescence [3] , incandescence [4] , incandescent light [9]
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