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adamantane

[ad-uh-man-teyn]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. 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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