Peptone



[pep-tohn] /ˈpɛp toʊn/

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
any of a class of diffusible, soluble substances into which proteins are converted by partial hydrolysis.
/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
n.

1860, from German Pepton, from Greek pepton, neuter of peptos “cooked, digested” (see peptic).

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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