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An affix used in names to denote a cage or closed structure, especially a boron skeleton that is a polyhedron having all triangular faces.
PAC, 1972, 30, 681 (Nomenclature of Inorganic Boron Compounds) on page 686
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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