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A macromolecule in a living organism that is formed by linking together several smaller molecules, as a protein from amino acids or DNA from nucleotides.


(Biology) a large molecule in a living organism


(ˌbaɪ oʊˈpɒl ə mər)

1. any polymeric chemical manufactured by a living organism, as a protein or polysaccharide.
2. such a chemical prepared by laboratory synthesis.
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No-Sag: A free-flowing, powdered and easily dispersed bio-polymer.
To characterize the CMC bio-polymer electrolytes of the complexation of the biopolymer host and the ionic dopant and the phase structure and crystalline of the solid bio-polymer electrolytes
The film is a natural bio-polymer made from plants.
Through the project we've explored options for producing high performance composites, including the combination of bamboo fibres with bio-polymer matrixes and the reinforcement of bamboo with other fibre composites.
However, some drawbacks bound to bio-polymer films such as their weaker mechanical properties and higher hydrophilic tendencies have hindered their deployment.
The ReBioFoam (Renewable Bio-polymer Foams) project is financed under the EU Seventh Framework Programme.
Chitinase is the biological response to chitin, the second most widespread bio-polymer in nature.
There is also the first aid company that uses a bio-polymer to stop nosebleeds quickly and conveniently.
A EUROPEAN Union (EU) research project says it has used cutting edge technology to manipulate nano-clay particles to develop a bio-polymer based food packaging, replacing materials based on petrochemical polymers, reducing pollution and demand for mineral oils.
Virginia Dare, Brooklyn, NY, FMC Bio-Polymer, Philadelphia, PA, and Devansoy, Carroll, IA, have introduced a series of healthy beverage prototypes.
In the case of the #S, the factors involved were our long standing activity in polymer and bio-polymer research through products like the #20 (1, 2, 3), the #2000-A (4, 5, 6), versions of the #RA4000-EXP technology (7, 8) and a request from an academic institution to provide them with new facilities for their polymer research program.