peptohydrochloric love

peptohydrochloric

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Designating a hypothetical acid (called peptohydrochloric acid, pepsinhydrochloric acid, and chloropeptic acid) which is supposed to be formed when pepsin and dilute (0.1-0.4 per cent) hydrochloric acid are mixed together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing in admixture both pepsin and hydrochloric acid. Thus the gastric juice has been spoken of as a peptohydrochloric solvent of proteid substances.

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