Definition of carborane in English:

carborane

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of a group of compounds of carbon, boron, and hydrogen whose molecules are polyhedral with at least one carbon atom at a vertex, and which are typified by high thermal stability and resistance to acids.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Chemical Society. From car- + borane.

Pronunciation

carborane

/ˈkɑːbəreɪn/