verb (used with object), pep·to·nized, pep·to·niz·ing.
to subject (food) to an artificial, partial digestion by pepsin or pancreatic extract in order to aid digestion.
to hydrolyze or dissolve by a proteolytic enzyme, as pepsin.
Also especially British, pep·to·nise.
Origin of peptonize
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The peptonization should not be carried beyond a slightly bitter taste.
Take, for example, the single question of peptonization by gastric digestion.On Digestive Proteolysis
R. H. Chittenden
(tr) to hydrolyse (a protein) to peptones by enzymic action, esp by pepsin or pancreatic extract
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To convert protein into a soluble peptone by enzymatic action.
To dissolve food by means of a proteolytic enzyme.
To combine with peptone.
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