Any of a class of proteins (the proteoses) formed by the decomposition of a globulin by the action of pepsin.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Globulose from Globulin + -ose.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Parkinson (1755–1824), surgeon and palaeontologist. From globule + -ose, originally after scientific Latin globulosus.