Definition of Buckminsterfullerene

1. Noun. A spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene.

Exact synonyms: Buckyball
Generic synonyms: Fullerene



Definition of Buckminsterfullerene

1. Noun. an allotrope of carbon having a hollow molecule consisting of 60 atoms arranged in 12 pentagonal and 20 hexagonal faces to form a truncated icosahedron; the smallest of the fullerenes ¹

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Medical Definition of Buckminsterfullerene

1. A hollow, spherical molecule consisting of 60 carbon atoms arranged in a soccer ball pattern of hexagons and pentagons. The molecule can superconduct, lubricate, and absorb light. The molecule is a type of fullerene, was the first one to be discovered and studied, and is named after the architect R. Buckminster Fuller. Synonym: bucky ball. (15 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Buckminsterfullerene

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1. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"... and characterization of high- temperature superconducting ceramics, as well as chemical modifications to the buckminsterfullerene system, carbon-60. ..."

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