- a colorless to slightly yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C14H12, used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes (stilbene dyes).
Origin of stilbene
1865–70; < Greek stilb- (stem of stílbein to shine) + -ene
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- a colourless or slightly yellow crystalline water-insoluble unsaturated hydrocarbon used in the manufacture of dyes; trans-1,2- diphenylethene. Formula: C 6 H 5 CH:CHC 6 H 5
C19: from Greek stilbos glittering + -ene
- A colorless or yellowish unsaturated crystalline hydrocarbon compound that is the chemical basis for diethylstilbestrol and other synthetic estrogenic compounds.
- A colorless or yellowish crystalline compound used in the manufacture of dyes and as a fabric brightener.Chemical formula: C14H12.
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