adamantane

/ad'euh man"tayn/, n. Chem.
a white crystalline alicyclic hydrocarbon, C10H16, consisting of four fused cyclohexane rings, with the carbon atoms arranged as in the diamond lattice. Cf. amantadine.
[ < F; see ADAMANT, -ANE; so called from the diamondlike arrangement of the carbon atoms]

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