biopolymer


Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

biopolymer

(ˈbaɪəʊˌpɒlɪmə)
n
(Biology) a large molecule in a living organism
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Pullulan films containing sakacin A may be used as a biopolymer alternative to plastic packaging materials to prolong the shelf life and enhance the quality and safety of RTE meat products.
The food industry has discovered edible biopolymer films, and producers and consumers alike are enjoying the benefits.
The deal will aim to accelerate both the global growth and product expansion of NatureWorks, a biopolymer made from 100 percent renewable resources.
Professor Chris Breen of Sheffield Hallam University, a member of the EU SUSTAINPACK project, said his team was incorporating tiny nano-clay particles in biopolymer films to make them as water resistant as standard polymer packaging.
The Nano DSC series III biopolymer calorimeter features built-in computer controlled cell pressurization, which allows volumetric properties of biopolymers to be determined.
Frances Ligler, senior scientist for biosensors and biomaterials at the Naval Research Laboratory's Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering (CBMSE), have helped the team develop the new biopolymer into a material which possesses unique optical and electromagnetic properties that no other known polymer has.
(Palo Alto, CA) announced that it has received Notices of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and from the European Patent Office for its proprietary biopolymer stent coating technology.
Soy protein biopolymer, with glycerol to plasticize it, has been researched as one of these natural polymers, using both solvent casting and thermal compaction methodologies, neither of which is cost effective, to be used industrially.
At a poultry-science meeting in Montreal last month, Dawson reported promising data on a soy-based biopolymer.
To enhance this: quality, researchers added various metal oxide catalysts in different concentrations to the biopolymer as it was applied to the sand.