peptonize

transitive verb
pep·​to·​nize
variants: also British peptonise \ ˈpep-​tə-​ˌnīz How to pronounce peptonize (audio) \
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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“Peptonize.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/peptonize. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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