biopolymer

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bi·o·pol·y·mer

 (bī′ō-pŏl′ə-mər)
n.
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.

biopolymer

(ˈbaɪəʊˌpɒlɪmə)
n
(Biology) a large molecule in a living organism

bi•o•pol•y•mer

(ˌbaɪ oʊˈpɒl ə mər)

n.
1. any polymeric chemical manufactured by a living organism, as a protein or polysaccharide.
2. such a chemical prepared by laboratory synthesis.
[1960–65]
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Since, no reports are available on the interaction of azelaic acid with Chitosan and type -I collagen, in the present study, we attempted to prepare biopolymers using azelaic acid as cross-linker for the natural polymers chitosan and type-I collagen.