Informal. a single molecule of buckminsterfullerene.
Origin of buckyball
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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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