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buckminsterfullerene

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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene

Etymologies

After Richard Buckminster Fuller.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome (Wiktionary)

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