bioluminescence defined in 1951 yearbioluminescence - bioluminescence;
bioluminescence - Production of light by living organisms, e.g. fireflies, numerous marine animals, many bacteria and fungi. The light is due to an enzyme-catalysed chemical reaction which produces very little heat. It is of various colours. In animals may be under nervous control. See also: Phosphorescence. biomass. The weight of all the organisms forming a given population or trophic level, or inhabiting a given region.
near bioluminescence in Knolik
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