predigestion
noun Date: circa 1612 artificial or natural partial digestion of food <
enzymatic predigestion
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microbial predigestion
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  • prédigestion — ● prédigestion nom féminin Ensemble des opérations qui précèdent et préparent la digestion. Transformation que l on fait subir à certains aliments donnés aux malades afin de diminuer le travail digestif. Digestion externe, antérieure à l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Predigestion — Pre di*ges tion, n. 1. Digestion too soon performed; hasty digestion. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Artificial digestion of food for use in illness or impaired digestion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • predigestion — See predigest. * * * …   Universalium

  • predigestion — The artificial initiation of digestion of proteins (proteolysis) and starches (amylolysis) before they are eaten. * * * pre·di·ges·tion jes(h) chən n artificial or natural partial digestion of food esp. for use in cases of illness or impaired… …   Medical dictionary

  • prédigestion — (pré di jè sti on) s. f. Terme de physiologie. Opérations préliminaires à la digestion : par exemple, la mastication, l insalivation, etc. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Pré..., préfixe, et digestion …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • predigestion — n. artificial processing of food to make it easier to digest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • predigestion — pre·digestion …   English syllables

  • predigestion — |prē+ noun Etymology: pre + digestion 1. obsolete : premature or too rapid digestion 2. : artificial partial digestion of food (as by enzymatic action) for use in illness or impaired digestion …   Useful english dictionary

  • predigest — predigestion, n. /pree di jest , duy /, v.t. 1. to treat (food) by an artificial process analogous to digestion so that, when taken into the body, it is more easily digestible. 2. to make simpler or plainer, as for easier understanding. [1655 65; …   Universalium

  • predigestie — PREDIGÉSTIE, predigestii, s.f. Totalitatea fenomenelor care pregătesc digestia. – Din fr. prédigestion. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 08.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  predigéstie s. f. → digestie Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic … …   Dicționar Român

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