peptonize

transitive verb

pep·​to·​nize
variants also British peptonise
peptonized also British peptonised; peptonizing also British peptonising
1
: to convert into peptone
especially : to digest or dissolve by a proteolytic enzyme
2
: to combine with peptone

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“Peptonize.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/peptonize. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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