noun Biochemistry.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for proteoses

Historical Examples of proteoses

  • The germ is also rich in protein, mainly in the form of globulins and proteoses.

  • Plainly, proteoses and peptones in the blood and lymph are foreign substances.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden

  • Proteoses and peptones are proteids that are formed by the digestion of other proteids.

    Encyclopedia of Diet

    Eugene Christian

  • In these dialyzer experiments it was observed that not only did peptones diffuse, but also the proteoses.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden

  • This certainly implies a far more rapid absorption of proteoses and peptones from the stomach than results seem to justify.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden

British Dictionary definitions for proteoses



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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proteoses in Medicine


[prōtē-ōs′, -ōz′]


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