Peptonize meaning

pĕptə-nīz
To convert (protein) into a peptone.
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To dissolve (food) by means of a proteolytic enzyme.
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To combine with peptone.
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To change (proteins) into peptones.
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To subject to the action of pepsin or other protein-converting agents.
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To convert protein into a peptone.
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To dissolve food by means of a proteolytic enzyme.
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To combine with peptone.
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(physiology, biochemistry) To convert a protein into peptones under the influence of the enzyme pepsin.
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Origin of peptonize