Origin of peptolytic

First recorded in 1900–05; pepto(ne) + -lytic
Related formspep·tol·y·sis [pep-tol-uh-sis] /pɛpˈtɒl ə sɪs/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

peptolytic in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to peptolysis.
  2. Of or being an enzyme or other agent that hydrolyzes peptones.
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