[ proh-tee-ohs ]

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

Origin of proteose

First recorded in 1885–90; prote(in) + -ose2

Words Nearby proteose Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use proteose in a sentence

  • In the same sense, deuteroproteose is a secondary proteose, being formed by the further hydration of the primary body.

    On Digestive Proteolysis | R. H. Chittenden

British Dictionary definitions for proteose


/ (ˈprəʊtɪˌəʊs, -ˌəʊz) /

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

Origin of proteose

C20: from protein + -ose ²

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