biodegradable polymer
Polymer susceptible to degradation by biological activity, with the degradation accompanied by a lowering of its molar mass.
  1. See also Note 2 to @PT07144@.
  2. In the case of a polymer, its @B00656@ proceeds not only by catalytic activity of @E02159@, but also by a wide variety of biological activities.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. 'Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)' on page 898 (