Definition of rubrene
: 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: 1926See Words from the same year
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