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Definition of "stilbene" [stil•bene]

  • A colorless or yellowish crystalline compound, C14H12, used in the manufacture of dyes and optical bleaches and as a phosphor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stilbene" in a sentence
  • "Resveratrol is the best-known member of a family of compounds called stilbenes, the general name for which is stilbene synthase STS."
  • "The conversion of the stilbene molecule, which includes two benzene rings, between the cis - and trans - forms was observed by Zewail and his co-workers."
  • "The crystal structure confirms the expected binding orientation of the stilbene substructure and the anticipated conjugating amide bond."