|biochem See also proteose any of a group of compounds that form an intermediary group in the digestion of proteins to amino acids|
|[C19: from German Pepton, from Greek pepton something digested, from peptein to digest]|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
peptone pep·tone (pěp'tōn')
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.