peptic

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

pep·tic

adjective \ˈpep-tik\

Definition of PEPTIC

1
:  relating to or promoting digestion :  digestive
2
:  of, relating to, producing, or caused by pepsin <peptic digestion>
3
:  connected with or resulting from the action of digestive juices <a peptic ulcer>

Origin of PEPTIC

Latin pepticus, from Greek peptikos, from peptos cooked, from peptein, pessein to cook, digest — more at cook
First Known Use: 1651

Rhymes with PEPTIC

pep·tic

adjective \ˈpep-tik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PEPTIC

1
: relating to or promoting digestion : digestive
2
: of, relating to, producing, or caused by pepsin <peptic digestion>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: peptic gland
Previous Word in the Dictionary: pep talk
All Words Near: peptic

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up peptic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More