nanotube

Main Entry:  nanotube
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See buckytube
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nanotube   (nān'ə-tb')  Pronunciation Key 
A hollow cylindrical or toroidal molecule made of one element, usually carbon. Nanotubes are being investigated as semiconductors and for uses in nanotechnology. See also fullerene.
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