Definition of predigestion in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpriːdɪˈdʒɛstʃ(ə)n//ˌpriːdʌɪˈdʒɛstʃ(ə)n/


  • See predigest

    • ‘Having nabbed its prey, the box jellyfish moves the captive to its stomach for predigestion.’
    • ‘Their venom causes predigestion and breakdown of the cells.’
    • ‘He is thinking of farmers who breed grasses to produce food crops, and of cooking as a process of predigestion to enable us to consume otherwise inedible foods.’
    • ‘Enzyme predigestion with pepsin was performed as recommended by the manufacturer.’
    • ‘The saliva of carnivora contains no ptyalin and cannot predigest starches; that of vegetarian animals contains ptyalin for the predigestion of starches.’