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bioplastic Line breaks: bio|plas¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪəʊˌplastɪk/

Definition of bioplastic in English:


[mass noun]
A type of biodegradable plastic derived from biological substances rather than petroleum.
Example sentences
  • But what really makes this model different is that its case is made of bioplastic with materials extracted from corn.
  • He is turning plant oils, of the kind already used to make biodiesel, into "bioplastic."
  • But Finkenstadt plans to study whether replacing them with the electroactive bioplastic will allow faster recharge or longer charge storage.

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