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Meaning of peptonize

pep•to•nize

Pronunciation: (pep'tu-nīz"), [key]
— -nized, -niz•ing.
  1. to subject (food) to an artificial, partial digestion by pepsin or pancreatic extract in order to aid digestion.
  2. to hydrolyze or dissolve by a proteolytic enzyme, as pepsin.
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