noun ru·brene \ˈrüˌbrēn\

Definition of rubrene



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

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Origin and Etymology of rubrene

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

First Known Use: 1926

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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