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peptonize

[ pep-tuh-nahyz ]
/ 藞p蓻p t蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), pep路to路nized, pep路to路niz路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.
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Also especially British, pep路to路nise .

Origin of peptonize

First recorded in 1875鈥80; peptone + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM peptonize

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

peptonize

peptonise

/ (藞p蓻pt蓹藢na瑟z) /

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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Medical definitions for peptonize

peptonize
[ p臅pt蓹-n墨z鈥 ]

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鈥瞭o鈥i鈥ation (-n沫-z膩sh蓹n) n.
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