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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 animalsChemical elements carbonic     adjective specialized containing carbonChemical elements
(Definition of carbon noun (SUBSTANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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