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Explain why proteins are considered polymers but lipids are not.

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The term polymer is defined as a macromolecule that is formed by smaller units called monomers. A protein is classified as a polymer because it has subunits or monomers which are called amino acids. On the other hand, a lipid is not considered a polymer because it does not have smaller units but it is formed by the combination of glycerol and fatty acids.

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