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

First recorded in 1885–90; prote(in) + -ose2
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Examples from the Web for proteoses

Historical Examples

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

    Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value

    Harry Snyder

  • 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


  1. 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
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Word Origin

C20: from protein + -ose ²
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proteoses in Medicine


(prōtē-ōs′, -ōz′)
  1. Any of various water-soluble compounds that are produced during digestion by the hydrolytic breakdown of proteins.
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