a round, pure-carbon fullerene, C, with a structure similar to that of a geodesic dome
Origin of buckminsterfullereneafter R. Buckminster Fuller
An extremely stable, ball-shaped carbon molecule, C60, reminiscent of a geodesic dome, and believed to occur naturally in soot. It was the first fullerene to be discovered. Also called buckyball .
Origin of buckminsterfullereneAfterRichard Buckminster Fuller
from Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome