[ 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.

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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