peptonizer

peptonize

[pep-tuh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), peptonized, peptonizing.
1.
to subject (food) to an artificial, partial digestion by pepsin or pancreatic extract in order to aid digestion.
2.
to hydrolyze or dissolve by a proteolytic enzyme, as pepsin.
Also, especially British, peptonise.


Origin:
1875–80; peptone + -ize

peptonization, noun
peptonizer, noun
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peptonize or peptonise (ˈpɛptəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to hydrolyse (a protein) to peptones by enzymic action, esp by pepsin or pancreatic extract
 
peptonise or peptonise
 
vb
 
peptoni'zation or peptonise
 
n
 
peptoni'sation or peptonise
 
n
 
'peptonizer or peptonise
 
n
 
'peptoniser or peptonise
 
n

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peptonize pep·to·nize (pěp'tə-nīz')
v. pep·to·nized, pep·to·niz·ing, pep·to·niz·es

  1. To convert protein into a soluble peptone by enzymatic action.

  2. To dissolve food by means of a proteolytic enzyme.

  3. To combine with peptone.


pep'to·ni·za'tion (-nĭ-zā'shən) n.
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