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buck·y·ball

 (bŭk′ē-bôl′)
[Shortening and alteration of buckminsterfullerene + ball.]

buckyball

(ˈbʌkɪˌbɔːl)
n
(Elements & Compounds) informal a ball-like polyhedral carbon molecule of the type found in buckminsterfullerene and other fullerenes
[C20: from buck(minsterfullerene) + y2 + ball1]

buck•y•ball

(ˈbʌk iˌbɔl)
n.

buck·y·ball

(bŭk′ē-bôl′)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buckyball - a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene
fullerene - a form of carbon having a large molecule consisting of an empty cage of sixty or more carbon atoms
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As students answered questions on everything from entropy to Erlenmeyer flasks, black holes to buckyball molecules, more than 300 people watching sat on the edge of their seats, groaning when a team member got a question wrong, gasping when they got a difficult one right, and erupting into cheers when rounds ended.
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