peptonize

[ pep-tuh-nahyz ]
/ ˈpɛp təˌnaɪz /

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

First recorded in 1875–80; peptone + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM peptonize

pep·to·ni·za·tion, nounpep·to·niz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for peptonize

peptonize

peptonise

/ (ˈpɛptəˌnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to hydrolyse (a protein) to peptones by enzymic action, esp by pepsin or pancreatic extract

Derived forms of peptonize

peptonization or peptonisation, nounpeptonizer or peptoniser, noun
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Medicine definitions for peptonize

peptonize
[ pĕptə-nīz′ ]

v.

To convert protein into a soluble peptone by enzymatic action.
To dissolve food by means of a proteolytic enzyme.
To combine with peptone.

Other words from peptonize

pep′to•ni•zation (-nĭ-zāshən) n.
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