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Word Confusion: Biopolymer, Biodegradable, Bioadhesive?

Edward M. Petrie – Aug 25, 2010

It seems that we are finding the prefix,“bio-“, in many words. The terms biopolymer, biodegradable, and bioadhesive are confusing. Are all biopolymers biodegradable? And are all biodegradable polymers classified as biopolymers? What then is a bioadhesive? The answers may surprise you. They are the subject of this editorial.

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