What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[bahy-oh-pol-uh-mer] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈpɒl ə mər/
noun, Biotechnology
any polymeric chemical manufactured by a living organism, as proteins and polysaccharides.
such a chemical prepared by laboratory synthesis.
Origin of biopolymer
1960-65; bio- + polymer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for biopolymer
  • It had nothing to do with the talk on biopolymer physics he was invited to give.
  • During processing, the biopolymer also can be functionalized to improve its adsorption of heavy metals.
  • All feathers are composed of the natural biopolymer fiber keratin.
biopolymer in Medicine

biopolymer bi·o·pol·y·mer (bī'ō-pŏl'ə-mər)
A macromolecule, such as a protein or nucleic acid, that is formed in a living organism.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for biopolymer

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for biopolymer

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for biopolymer