/buy'oh pol"euh meuhr/, n. Biotech.
1. any polymeric chemical manufactured by a living organism, as proteins and polysaccharides.
2. such a chemical prepared by laboratory synthesis.
[1960-65; BIO- + POLYMER]

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Universalium. 2010.

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