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fullerene

Definitions of fullerene
  1. noun
    a form of carbon having a large molecule consisting of an empty cage of sixty or more carbon atoms
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    types:
    buckminsterfullerene, buckyball
    a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene
    carbon nanotube, nanotube
    a fullerene molecule having a cylindrical or toroidal shape
    type of:
    C, atomic number 6, carbon
    an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
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