buckyball

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of buckminsterfullerene and ball, used as an abbreviation for buckminsterfullerene

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Noun[edit]

buckyball (plural buckyballs)

  1. (chemistry, informal) A buckminsterfullerene molecule (C60).
  2. by extension, the most common types of spheroidal fullernes, C60 and C70 usually, with additionally C72 and C76 also included at times
  3. by extension, any spheroidal fullerene, from C20 on upwards

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