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biopolymer

Line breaks: bio|poly¦mer
Pronunciation: /bʌɪəʊˈpɒlɪmə(r)
 
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Definition of biopolymer in English:

noun

A polymeric substance occurring in living organisms, e.g. a protein, cellulose, or DNA.
Example sentences
  • As such, tropoelastin and its synthetic analogs have been a subject of intense investigation in the field of biopolymers and protein engineering.
  • The expression is used to analyze experimental data for the stretching of various different types of biopolymers: polypeptides, polysaccharides, and nucleic acids.
  • The unmodified biopolymers may be nucleic acids, polypeptides, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and analogues thereof.

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