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(Elements & Compounds) informal a ball-like polyhedral carbon molecule of the type found in buckminsterfullerene and other fullerenes
[C20: from buck(minsterfullerene) + y2 + ball1]
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|Noun||1.||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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