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fullerene

[foo l-uh-reen] /ˈfʊl əˌrin/
noun
1.
any of a class of molecules of carbon having a roughly spherical shape.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90; after R. Buckminster Fuller; see -ene
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fullerene

/ˈfʊləˌriːn/
noun
1.
any of various carbon molecules with a polyhedral structure similar to that of buckminsterfullerene, such as C70, C76, and C84 See also buckminsterfullerene
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fullerene
  (fl'ə-rēn')   
Any of various carbon molecules that are nearly spherical in shape, are composed of hexagonal, pentagonal, or heptagonal groups of atoms, and constitute the third form of pure carbon after diamond and graphite. See more at buckminsterfullerene.
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