A type of polymer
which consists of a chain of similar smaller molecules
) where all of the monomers
are the same thing. For example, a polypeptide
which consists entirely of the amino acid lysine
linked end to end, instead of many different amino acids
linked end to end, would be a homopolymer
From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.