buckyball buckyball

Definition(s):

  • (n) a spheroidal fullerene; the first known example of a fullerene

Usage(s):

  1. In essence, a buckyball forms a cage that begs to be filled.
  2. C-Sixty is assembling libraries of new buckyball-based molecules that it will test for potential therapeutic value.

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Quotes

  • "If FIFA had stuck with the Buckyball-shaped football the England team would probably now have had three points in the bag," Professor Sir Harry Kroto told the Royal Chemistry Society.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Harold Kroto Source: Register

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