cubane

/ (ˈkjuːbeɪn) /

noun

  1. a rare octahedral hydrocarbon formed by eight CH groups, each of which is situated at the corner of a cube. Formula: C 8 H 8
  2. (as modifier)cubane chemistry

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Word Origin for cubane

C20: from cube 1 + -ane
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