Meaning of adamantane

ad•a•man•tane

Pronunciation: (ad"u-man'tān), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white crystalline alicyclic hydrocarbon, CH, consisting of four fused cyclohexane rings, with the carbon atoms arranged as in the diamond lattice. Cf. amantadine.
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