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peptic

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adjective pep·tic \ˈpep-tik\

Definition of peptic

  1. 1 :  relating to or promoting digestion :  digestive

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, producing, or caused by pepsin <peptic digestion>

  3. 3 :  connected with or resulting from the action of digestive juices <a peptic ulcer>



Origin and Etymology of peptic

Latin pepticus, from Greek peptikos, from peptos cooked, from peptein, pessein to cook, digest — more at cook


First Known Use: 1651


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peptic

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adjective pep·tic \ˈpep-tik\

Medical Definition of peptic

  1. 1:  relating to or promoting digestion :  digestive

  2. 2:  of, relating to, producing, or caused by pepsin <peptic digestion>





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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of peptic


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