plural -s
: an orange-red fluorescent crystalline polycyclic hydrocarbon C42H28 that is decolorized by oxygen with the reversible formation of a peroxide; tetraphenyl-naphthacene

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary rubr- (from Latin rubr-, ruber red) + -ene

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rubrene was in 1926

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“Rubrene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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