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nan·o·tube

 (năn′ə-to͞ob′, -tyo͞ob′)
n.
A hollow cylindrical or toroidal tube measuring nanometers in diameter, composed of atoms of a single element, typically carbon.

nanotube

(ˈnænəʊˌtjuːb)
n
(General Physics) a cylindrical nanoparticle, esp a carbon molecule

nan•o•tube

(ˈnæn əˌtub, -ˌtyub, ˈneɪ nə-)
n.
a fullerene having a tubular form.
[1990–95]

nan·o·tube

(năn′ə-to͞ob′)
A type of carbon molecule in which the carbon atoms form a cylindrical or donut-like shape.
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Noun1.nanotube - a fullerene molecule having a cylindrical or toroidal shape
fullerene - a form of carbon having a large molecule consisting of an empty cage of sixty or more carbon atoms
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