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carborane

[kahr-buh-reyn] /ˈkɑr bəˌreɪn/
noun
1.
any of the crystalline compounds obtained by the substitution of carbon for boron in borane.
Origin
blend of carbon and borane
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  • They found that electrons ejected from molecules by radiation leads to decomposition of the carborane.

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