polyvinylpyrrolidone
Polymer used to bind phenols in plant homogenates, and hence to protect other molecules, especially enzymes, from inactivation by phenols. Also occasionally used to produce viscous media for gradient centrifugation.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • polyvinylpyrrolidone — poly·vi·nyl·pyrrolidone …   English syllables

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