Definition of Peptone

1. Noun. Any of various water-soluble compounds that form by hydrolysis in the digestion of proteins to amino acids.

Generic synonyms: Organic Compound



Definition of Peptone

1. n. The soluble and diffusible substance or substances into which albuminous portions of the food are transformed by the action of the gastric and pancreatic juices. Peptones are also formed from albuminous matter by the action of boiling water and boiling dilute acids.

Definition of Peptone

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any water soluble product, a mixture of polypeptides and amino acids formed by the partial hydrolysis of protein. ¹

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Definition of Peptone

1. a protein compound [n -S] : PEPTONIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Peptone

1. The soluble and diffusible substance or substances into which albuminous portions of the food are transformed by the action of the gastric and pancreatic juices. Peptones are also formed from albuminous matter by the action of boiling water and boiling dilute acids. Collectively, in a broader sense, all the products resulting from the solution of albuminous matter in either gastric or pancreatic juice. In this case, however, intermediate products (albumose bodies), such as antialbumose, hemialbumose, etc, are mixed with the true peptones. Also termed albuminose. Pure peptones are of three kinds, amphopeptone, antipeptone, and hemipeptone, and, unlike the albumose bodies, are not precipitated by saturating their solutions with ammonium sulphate. Origin: Gr. Cooked. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peptone

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peptococcaceae
peptococcus
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peptogens
peptohydrochloric
peptoid
peptoids
peptolide
peptolide SDZ 214-103 synthetase
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peptone (current term)
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Literary usage of Peptone

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1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1907)
"Plus emulsion in peptone broth of M.rh. x Plus emulsion in peptone broth of ... Serum of Rabbit Immunised with Streptococcus V. Plus emulsion in peptone ..."

2. American Druggist (1888)
"On the Chemical Nature of peptone. AN important contribution to our ... It was Lehman who first introduced the term peptone in scientific nomenclature. ..."

3. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1896)
"THE role which peptone plays in the animal body has afforded material for widely different researches. The scope of the present communication is however ..."

4. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"On the whole, however, the evidence goes to shew that animals can ' lay on flesh' when the proteid in their food consists entirely of peptone or ..."

5. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1894)
"(10 experiments), albumin marked L and 2 hours PC, weak or negative between 3 and 4 hours PC ; peptone about the same, any difference being in the slightly ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"The Physiological Effects of peptone and its Precursors when introduced, into the Circulation.—-Second Interim Report of a Committee, consisting of ..."

7. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"peptone as Food. ... as we have seen (§ 250), converted into and absorbed as peptone, and since as we have also seen the peptone appears during the very act ..."

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