buckminsterfullerene

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

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Origin and Etymology of buckminsterfullerene

R. Buckminster Fuller


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