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peptone

[pep-tohn] /ˈpɛp toʊn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of a class of diffusible, soluble substances into which proteins are converted by partial hydrolysis.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < German Pepton < Greek peptón, neuter of peptós cooked, digested, verbid of péptein
Related forms
peptonelike, adjective
peptonic
[pep-ton-ik] /pɛpˈtɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
peptonoid
[pep-tuh-noid] /ˈpɛp təˌnɔɪd/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pep tone

peptone

/ˈpɛptəʊn/
noun
1.
(biochem) any of a group of compounds that form an intermediary group in the digestion of proteins to amino acids See also proteose
Derived Forms
peptonic (pɛpˈtɒnɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from German Pepton, from Greek pepton something digested, from peptein to digest
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pep tone in Medicine

peptone pep·tone (pěp'tōn')
n.
Any of various soluble compounds that do not coagulate, are obtained by acid or enzyme hydrolysis of natural protein, and are used as nutrients in culture media.


pep·ton'ic (-tŏn'ĭk) adj.
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