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bi·o·pol·y·mer

(bī'ō-pol'ē-mer),
A naturally occurring compound that is a polymer containing identical or similar subunits.

biopolymer

(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

Any biomacromolecule found within a living thing, which consists of monomeric units covalently bonded to form larger units—e.g., proteins and peptides are (bio)polymers of amino acids; nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) are polymers of nucleotides; polysaccharides are polymers of carbohydrates

bi·o·pol·y·mer

(bīō-poli-mĕr)
A naturally occurring compound that is a polymer containing identical or similar subunits.

biopolymer

any protein or nucleic acid produced by a living organism.
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Upon completion of the validation production runs and economic and engineering feasibility studies, the companies plan to enter into a definitive contract manufacturing agreement for Mirel biopolymers.
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