stilbene dyes

stilbene

[stil-been]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless to slightly yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 1 4 H 1 2 , used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes (stilbene dyes)

Origin:
1865–70; < Greek stilb- (stem of stílbein to shine) + -ene

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stilbene (ˈstɪlbiːn)
 
n
a colourless or slightly yellow crystalline water-insoluble unsaturated hydrocarbon used in the manufacture of dyes; trans-1,2-diphenylethene. Formula: C6H5CH:CHC6H5
 
[C19: from Greek stilbos glittering + -ene]

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stilbene stil·bene (stĭl'bēn')
n.
A colorless or yellowish unsaturated crystalline hydrocarbon compound that is the chemical basis for diethylstilbestrol and other synthetic estrogenic compounds.

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stilbene   (stĭl'bēn')  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless or yellowish crystalline compound used in the manufacture of dyes and as a fabric brightener.Chemical formula: C14H12.
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