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biopolymer

[bahy-oh-pol-uh-mer] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈpɒl ə mər/
noun, Biotechnology.
1.
any polymeric chemical manufactured by a living organism, as proteins and polysaccharides.
2.
such a chemical prepared by laboratory synthesis.
Origin of biopolymer
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; bio- + polymer
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biopolymer in Medicine

biopolymer bi·o·pol·y·mer (bī'ō-pŏl'ə-mər)
n.
A macromolecule, such as a protein or nucleic acid, that is formed in a living organism.

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