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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.
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(Biology) a large molecule in a living organism
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bi•o•pol•y•mer(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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