Definition of buckminsterfullerene noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

buckminsterfullerene

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌbʌkmɪnstərˈfʊləˌrin//
 
(also fullerene)[uncountable](chemistry)
 
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an allotrope (= form) of carbon with molecules of 60 atoms arranged in a round hollow shape
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