/ (ˈnænəʊˌtjuːb) /
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a cylindrical nanoparticle, esp a carbon molecule
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Scientific definitions for nanotube
[ năn′ə-tōōb′ ]
A hollow cylindrical or toroidal molecule made of one element, usually carbon. Nanotubes are being investigated as semiconductors and for uses in nanotechnology. See also fullerene.
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