noun Biochemistry.

any of a class of soluble compounds derived from proteins by the action of the gastric juices, pancreatic juices, etc.

Nearby words

  1. proteolysis,
  2. proteolytic,
  3. proteome,
  4. proteometabolism,
  5. proteomics,
  6. protero-,
  7. proterotype,
  8. proterozoic,
  9. protest,
  10. protest flag

Origin of proteose

First recorded in 1885–90; prote(in) + -ose2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for proteose



rare any of a group of compounds formed during proteolysis that are less complex than metaproteins but more so than peptonesAlso called (esp US): albumose

Word Origin for proteose

C20: from protein + -ose ²

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Medicine definitions for proteose


[prōtē-ōs′, -ōz′]


Any of various water-soluble compounds that are produced during digestion by the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins.

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