blend of carbon and borane (Source: dictionary.com)
1960s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Chemical Society. From car- + borane. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Carborane
any of the crystalline compounds obtained by the substitution of carbon for boron in borane.
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.
: any of a class of thermally stable compounds BnC2Hn+2 that are used in the synthesis of polymers and lubricants