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tr.v. pepto·nized, pepto·nizing, pepto·nizes
1. To convert (protein) into a peptone.
2. To dissolve (food) by means of a proteolytic enzyme.
3. To combine with peptone.
pep′to·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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To convert into peptones; to predigest with pepsin.
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