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carbon

noun [U] (SUBSTANCE)    /ˈkɑː.bən/ US  /ˈkɑːr-/
B2 (symbol C) a chemical element that exists in its pure form as diamond or graphite, and is an important part of other substances such as coal and oil , as well as being contained in all plants and animals Chemical elements carbonic     adjective specialized containing carbonChemical elements
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