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Tryptone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tryptone (Physiol. Chem) The peptone formed by pancreatic digestion; -- so called because it is formed through the agency of the ferment trypsin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tryptone A substance formed by the action of pancreatic juice on proteids.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tryptone a substance formed from proteids by pancreatic juice
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., from tribein, to rub, the substance having been first found on rubbing down the pancreas with glycerine.