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[ad-uh-man-teyn] /ˌæd əˈmæn teɪn/
noun, Chemistry.
a white crystalline alicyclic hydrocarbon, C 10 H 16 , consisting of four fused cyclohexane rings, with the carbon atoms arranged as in the diamond lattice.
Compare amantadine.
Origin of adamantane
< French; see adamant, -ane; so called from the diamondlike arrangement of the carbon atoms Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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