- to change (proteins) into peptones
- to subject to the action of pepsin or other protein-converting agents
transitive verbpep·to·nized, pep·to·niz·ing, pep·to·niz·es
- To convert (protein) into a peptone.
- To dissolve (food) by means of a proteolytic enzyme.
- To combine with peptone.
(third-person singular simple present peptonizes, present participle peptonizing, simple past and past participle peptonized)
peptone +"Ž -ize