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
Related formspep·to·ni·za·tion, nounpep·to·niz·er, noun
First recorded in 1875–80; peptone
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Derived Formspeptonization or peptonisation, nounpeptonizer or peptoniser, noun
(tr) to hydrolyse (a protein) to peptones by enzymic action, esp by pepsin or pancreatic extract
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Related formspep′to•ni•za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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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