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A polymer is a molecule made up of many smaller molecules identical in nature, called monomers. There are different polymers in the human body, of different sizes and carrying out different functions. The most famous of these is the extremely long molecule chain called deoxyribonucleic acid, which is the source that creates each and every cell of the human body and contains the genetic information of every person. Polymerase is an enzyme, a protein, that enables the production of monomers, and polymerization is the process during which the monomers join up together to form a polymer.