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Biopolymer

Definition
noun, plural: biopolymers
A polymeric compound produced by a living organism.
Supplement
Starch, proteins and peptides, DNA, and RNA are all examples of biopolymers, in which the monomer units, respectively, are sugars, amino acids, and nucleotides.
Word origin: bio- + Greek polumer─ôs, consisting of many parts : polu-, poly– + meros, part.
Synonym: biological polymer.

See also: polymer.


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