stilbene

noun

stil·​bene ˈstil-ˌbēn How to pronounce stilbene (audio)
: an aromatic hydrocarbon C14H12 used as a phosphor and in making dyes
also : a compound derived from stilbene

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek stilbein to glitter

First Known Use

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stilbene was circa 1868

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Cite this Entry

“Stilbene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stilbene. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

stilbene

noun
stil·​bene ˈstil-ˌbēn How to pronounce stilbene (audio)
1
: an aromatic hydrocarbon C14H12 used as a phosphor and in making dyes
2
: a compound derived from stilbene
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