bioplastic

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bioplastic

adjective Referring to a bioplast, a now-obsolete term defined as a mass of live protoplasm which functions independently of other living things.

noun A non-petrochemical plastic derived from vegetable oils, plant starches or other renewable sources, which is usually designed to undergo biodegradation in a landfill.

bioplastic

(bī″ō-plas′tik) [ bio- + plastic]
Any polymer derived from natural sources, e.g., corn or sugars. Some bioplastic materials, like polylactide, are used to make biologically compatible and/or biodegradable materials used in health care.
bioplastic (bī′ō-plas″tik), adjective