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)
a colourless or slightly yellow crystalline water-insoluble unsaturated hydrocarbon used in the manufacture of dyes; trans-1,2-diphenylethene. Formula: C6H5CH:CHC6H5

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.
A colorless or yellowish crystalline compound used in the manufacture of dyes and as a fabric brightener.Chemical formula: C14H12.


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