Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating


[stil-been] /ˈstɪl bin/
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 of stilbene
1865-70; < Greek stilb- (stem of stílbein to shine) + -ene Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for stilbene


a colourless or slightly yellow crystalline water-insoluble unsaturated hydrocarbon used in the manufacture of dyes; trans-1,2-diphenylethene. Formula: C6H5CH:CHC6H5
Word Origin
C19: from Greek stilbos glittering + -ene
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
stilbene in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
stilbene in Science
A colorless or yellowish crystalline compound used in the manufacture of dyes and as a fabric brightener.Chemical formula: C14H12.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for stilbene

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for stilbene