buckminsterfullerene


buck·min·ster·ful·ler·ene

noun \ˈbək-(ˌ)min-stər-ˌf-lə-ˈrēn\

Definition of BUCKMINSTERFULLERENE

:  a spherical fullerene C60 that is an extremely stable form of pure carbon, consists of interconnected pentagons and hexagons suggestive of the geometry of a geodesic dome, and is believed to be a major constituent of soot

Origin of BUCKMINSTERFULLERENE

R. Buckminster Fuller
First Known Use: 1985

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