Peptone meaning

pĕptōn
Any of various water-soluble protein derivatives obtained by partial hydrolysis of a protein by an acid or enzyme during digestion and used in culture media in bacteriology.
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Any of a group of soluble and diffusible derived proteins formed by the action of enzymes on proteins, as in the process of digestion, or by acid hydrolysis of proteins.
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Any of various water-soluble protein derivatives formed by partial hydrolysis or digestion of proteins by an acid or enzyme, used in culture media in bacteriology.
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(biochemistry) Any water-soluble product, a mixture of polypeptides and amino acids formed by the partial hydrolysis of protein.
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Origin of peptone

  • German Pepton from Greek peptos digested from peptein to digest pekw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition