peptonize

transitive verb
pep·​to·​nize
variants: also British peptonise \ ˈpep-​tə-​ˌnīz \
peptonized also British peptonised; peptonizing also British peptonising

Medical Definition of peptonize 

1 : to convert into peptone especially : to digest or dissolve by a proteolytic enzyme

2 : to combine with peptone

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