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adamantane

[ ad-uh-man-teyn ]
/ ˌæd əˈmæn teɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
a white crystalline alicyclic hydrocarbon, C10H16, consisting of four fused cyclohexane rings, with the carbon atoms arranged as in the diamond lattice.
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Origin of adamantane

<French; see adamant, -ane; so called from the diamondlike arrangement of the carbon atoms
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