noun pro·te·ose \ˈprō-tē-ˌōs, -ˌōz\

Definition of PROTEOSE

:  any of various water-soluble protein derivatives formed by partial hydrolysis of proteins

Origin of PROTEOSE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1890
Medical Dictionary


noun pro·te·ose \ˈprōt-ē-ˌōs\

Medical Definition of PROTEOSE

:  any of various protein derivatives that are formed by the partial hydrolysis of proteins (as by enzymes of the gastric and pancreatic juices), that are not coagulated by heat, and that are soluble in water but are precipitated from solution by saturation with ammonium sulfate—compare peptone 1


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