luciferous

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Borrowed from Latin lucifer (light bearing) (from lux, lucis (light)) + the suffix -ous.

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luciferous

  1. illuminating; providing light.
  2. (figuratively) Illuminating; offering insight.
    • 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographia, XXIV:
      [I]t affords a very pleasant object through the Microscope, and may, perhaps, upon further examination, prove very luciferous.

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