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peptone

[ pep-tohn ]

noun

, Biochemistry.
  1. any of a class of diffusible, soluble substances into which proteins are converted by partial hydrolysis.


peptone

/ pɛpˈtɒnɪk; ˈpɛptəʊn /

noun

  1. biochem any of a group of compounds that form an intermediary group in the digestion of proteins to amino acids See also proteose


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Derived Forms

  • peptonic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • peptone·like adjective
  • pep·ton·ic [pep-, ton, -ik], adjective
  • pep·to·noid [pep, -t, uh, -noid], noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of peptone1

1855–60; < German Pepton < Greek peptón, neuter of peptós cooked, digested, verbid of péptein
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Word History and Origins

Origin of peptone1

C19: from German Pepton, from Greek pepton something digested, from peptein to digest
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Example Sentences

Steam in the steamer at 100° C. for twenty minutes to dissolve the peptone and glucose.

Heat in the steamer at 100° C. for twenty minutes to complete the solution of the peptone.

Heat in the steamer at 100° C. for thirty minutes, to completely dissolve the peptone, etc.

Both the tyrosine and tryptophane may be either in the free state or in combination as polypeptid or peptone.

Subcultivate such as appear to be composed of diphtheria bacilli in glucose peptone solution.

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