[ bahy-oh-pol-uh-mer ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈpɒl ə mər /

noun Biotechnology.

any polymeric chemical manufactured by a living organism, as proteins and polysaccharides.
such a chemical prepared by laboratory synthesis.

Nearby words

  1. biopic,
  2. biopiracy,
  3. bioplasm,
  4. bioplastic,
  5. biopoiesis,
  6. bioprocess,
  7. bioprospecting,
  8. biopsy,
  9. biopsychic,
  10. biopsychology

Origin of biopolymer

First recorded in 1960–65; bio- + polymer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for biopolymer


[ bī′ō-pŏlə-mər ]


A macromolecule, such as a protein or nucleic acid, that is formed in a living organism.

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