stilbene

[ stil-been ]

nounChemistry.
  1. a colorless to slightly yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C14H12, used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes (stilbene dyes ).

Origin of stilbene

1
1865–70; <Greek stilb- (stem of stílbein to shine) + -ene

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British Dictionary definitions for stilbene

stilbene

/ (ˈstɪlbiːn) /


noun
  1. 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

Origin of stilbene

1
C19: from Greek stilbos glittering + -ene

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Scientific definitions for stilbene

stilbene

[ stĭlbēn′ ]


  1. A colorless or yellowish crystalline compound used in the manufacture of dyes and as a fabric brightener.Chemical formula: C14H12.

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