ru·​brene | \ ˈrüˌbrēn \
plural -s

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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First Known Use of rubrene

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rubrene

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

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“Rubrene.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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