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Found Polymer 86 times.

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1. -ase
A suffix which indicates that the word is the name of an enzyme , which is a type of protein that catalyzes biological or biochemical reactions. For example, " cellulase " or " polymerase ".

2. Addition polymer
A polymer which is formed from the fusion of two monomer s which join completely without losing any small molecules.

3. Adsorption fermentation (extractive fermentation)
A fermentation technique in which products of the fermentation are removed from the broth by adsorption onto materials such as carbon or polymers. Generally, the preferred method of doing this is to circulate the fermenting broth through the adsorbent substrate , because the fermentation products are often toxic to the microbes.

4. Alpha amanitin
An antibiotic derived from the Amanita mushroom which acts by interfering with the function of RNA polymerase .

5. Alpha glucosidase
An enzyme which removes the last 1,4-linked alpha-D- glucose residue from the nonreducing end of a long chain (or polymer ) of such residues, making an alpha-D-glucose molecule out of it in the process.

6. Amino acids
The subunits ( monomers ) from which proteins ( polymers ) are assembled. Each amino acid consists of an amino functional group, and a carboxyl acid group, and differs from other amino acids by the composition of an R group.

7. Amylose
One of two types of glucose polymer s that together make up starch. (Amylopectin is the other type.) Amylose is the portion of starch that is soluble in water. The chemical structure of amylose is very similar to that of cellulose .

8. Antiparallel
Refers to two linear polymer s that are opposite in orientation or polarity .

9. Atactic
This describes a polymer that has no regularly repeated structural units.

10. Backbone
* The spinal column, found in vertebrate animals, which runs along the dorsal side and contains the central nerve cord ( spinal cord ). * The main structural feature of a polymer (chain-like) molecule from which many side chains branch off.

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