Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Any of various water-soluble protein derivatives formed by partial hydrolysis or digestion of proteins by an acid or enzyme, used in culture media in bacteriology.
[German Pepton, from Greek peptos, digested, from peptein, to digest; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]
pep·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Biochemistry) biochem any of a group of compounds that form an intermediary group in the digestion of proteins to amino acids. See also proteose
[C19: from German Pepton, from Greek pepton something digested, from peptein to digest]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
any of a class of diffusible, soluble substances into which proteins are converted by partial hydrolysis.
[1855–60; < German Pepton < Greek peptón, neuter of peptós cooked, digested, v. adj. of péptein]
pep•ton′ic (-ˈtɒn ɪk) adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||peptone - any of various water-soluble compounds that form by hydrolysis in the digestion of proteins to amino acids|
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.