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2008-02-05 06:00:30

By Renard, E Langlois, V; Guerin, P Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) form an enlarged family of biopolyesters, which are biocompatible, biodegradable and non- toxic. Polyhydroxyalkanoates biodegradation corresponds to a hydrolysis involving endo- or exo-enzymatic systems in the breaking cleavage of esters bonds. This type of degradation is needed for environmental applications. In the case of therapeutic and biomedical uses, a simple hydrolysis is required. Hydrolytic degradation of PHAs is not...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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