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buckminsterfullerene

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noun buck·min·ster·ful·ler·ene \ˈbək-(ˌ)min-stər-ˌfu̇-lə-ˈrēn\

Definition of buckminsterfullerene

  1. :  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 and Etymology of buckminsterfullerene

R. Buckminster Fuller


First Known Use: 1985


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