rubrene

noun ru·brene \ ˈrüˌbrēn \

Definition of rubrene

plural -s
: 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


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