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poly-

[′päl·ē, ′päl·ə, ′päl·i]
(organic chemistry)
A chemical prefix meaning many; for example, a polymer is made of a number of single molecules known as monomers, as polyethylene is made from ethylene.
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Poly- g-glutamic acid also has a capability to resist the microbial attacks by the oral micro-flora which cause dental caries (streptococcus mutans) and can also resist from being hydrolysed in the presence of proteases.
Van, the Production of Poly- (g-glutamic acid) from Microorganisms and its Various Applications, Bioresource Technol., 79, 207 (2001).