peptolytic

[pep-tuh-lit-ik]

Origin of peptolytic

First recorded in 1900–05; pepto(ne) + -lytic
Related formspep·tol·y·sis [pep-tol-uh-sis] /pɛpˈtɒl ə sɪs/, noun
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peptolysis in Medicine

peptolysis

[pĕp-tŏlĭ-sĭs]
n.
  1. The hydrolysis of peptones.

peptolytic

[pĕp′tə-lĭtĭk]
adj.
  1. Of or relating to peptolysis.
  2. Of or being an enzyme or other agent that hydrolyzes peptones.
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