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buckyball

[buhk-ee-bawl] /ˈbʌk iˌbɔl/
noun
1.
Informal. a single molecule of buckminsterfullerene.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90; after R. Buckminster Fuller; see -y2, ball1
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British Dictionary definitions for buckyball

buckyball

/ˈbʌkɪˌbɔːl/
noun
1.
(informal) a ball-like polyhedral carbon molecule of the type found in buckminsterfullerene and other fullerenes
Word Origin
C20: from buck(minsterfullerene) + y² + ball1
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buckyball in Science
buckyball
  (bŭk'ē-bôl')   
See buckminsterfullerene.
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Slang definitions & phrases for buckyball

buckyball

noun

A buckminsterfullerene, a molecule shaped like a geodesic dome

[1990+; fr R Buckminster ''Bucky'' Fuller, who designed the geodesic dome]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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