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(Science: chemistry) a hollow, spherical molecule consisting of 60 carbon atoms arranged in a soccer ball pattern of hexagons and pentagons.

The molecule can superconduct, lubricate, and absorb light. The molecule is a type of fullerene, was the first one to be discovered and studied, and is named after the architect R. Buckminster Fuller.

Synonym: bucky ball.