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fullerene

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from Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome

Noun

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fullerene

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fullerene ({{{1}}})
  1. (inorganic chemistry) any of a class of allotropes of carbon having hollow molecules whose atoms lie at the vertices of a polyhedron having 12 pentagonal and 2 or more hexagonal faces
  2. (organic chemistry) any closed-cage compound having twenty or more carbon atoms consisting entirely of 3-coordinate carbon atoms

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Noun

fullerene m. (plural fullereni)

  1. fullerene

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