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noun (wikipedia, fullerene)
  1. an allotrope of carbon having a hollow molecule consisting of 60 atoms arranged in 12 pentagonal and 20 hexagonal faces to form a truncated icosahedron; the smallest of the fullerenes
Etymology: from w:Buckminster Fuller, Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome


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