peptic

adjective
pep·​tic | \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

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In the course of looking at these symptoms, experts have diagnosed everything from anxiety to agoraphobia, appendicitis, hepatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, malaria, OCD, and peptic ulcer. National Geographic, "The Troubled Minds of the Rich and Famous," 9 Apr. 2016 In the course of looking at these symptoms, experts have diagnosed everything from anxiety to agoraphobia, appendicitis, hepatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, malaria, OCD, and peptic ulcer. National Geographic, "The Troubled Minds of the Rich and Famous," 9 Apr. 2016 Acid reducers treat painful ailments including GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease), heartburn and peptic ulcers. Bradley J. Fikes, chicagotribune.com, "Popular stomach acid blockers linked to higher death rates," 3 July 2017 Acid reducers treat painful ailments including GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease), heartburn and peptic ulcers. Bradley J. Fikes, The Seattle Times, "Popular stomach acid blockers linked to higher death rates," 3 July 2017 Acid reducers treat painful ailments including GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease), heartburn and peptic ulcers. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Popular stomach acid blockers linked to higher death rates," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of peptic

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for peptic

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

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peptic

adjective
pep·​tic | \ˈpep-tik \

Medical Definition of peptic 

1 : relating to or promoting digestion : digestive

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

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