pep-tone

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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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