from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An extremely stable, ball-shaped carbon molecule, C60, reminiscent of a geodesic dome, and believed to occur naturally in soot. It was the first fullerene to be discovered.
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- n. an allotrope of carbon having a hollow molecule consisting of 60 atoms arranged in 12 pentagonal and 20 hexagonal faces to form a truncated icosahedron; the smallest of the fullerenes
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- n. a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene
After Richard Buckminster Fuller.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome (Wiktionary)