Autoluminescence | Article about autoluminescence by The Free Dictionary
Luminescence of a material (such as a radioactive substance) resulting from energy originating within the material itself.
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It should be noted that furimazine (and other coelenterazine analogues) gives background signal because of light emission from enzyme-independent oxidation (autoluminescence