stilbene

noun
stil·​bene | \ ˈstil-ˌbēn How to pronounce stilbene (audio) \

Definition of stilbene

: an aromatic hydrocarbon C14H12 used as a phosphor and in making dyes also : a compound derived from stilbene

First Known Use of stilbene

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stilbene

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek stilbein to glitter

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The first known use of stilbene was circa 1868

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“Stilbene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stilbene. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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stilbene

noun
stil·​bene | \ ˈstil-ˌbēn How to pronounce stilbene (audio) \

Medical Definition of stilbene

1 : an aromatic hydrocarbon C14H12 used as a phosphor and in making dyes
2 : a compound derived from stilbene

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