[ buhk-ee-bawl ]
/ ˈbʌk iˌbɔl /
Informal. a single molecule of buckminsterfullerene.
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British Dictionary definitions for buckyball
/ (ˈbʌkɪˌbɔːl) /
informal a ball-like polyhedral carbon molecule of the type found in buckminsterfullerene and other fullerenes
Word Origin for buckyball
C20: from buck (minsterfullerene) + y ² + ball 1
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Scientific definitions for buckyball
[ bŭk′ē-bôl′ ]
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