peptic

adjective
pep·​tic | \ ˈpep-tik How to pronounce peptic (audio) \

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

Examples of peptic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or, low levels may occur when the body requires more iron than usual (such as during pregnancy or breastfeeding), or is losing more blood than usual (often due to a health issue like heavy periods, peptic ulcer disease, or colon cancer). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 14 June 2021 Cloves can help prevent stomach ulcers called peptic ulcers, which are painful sores that occur when your stomach doesn’t make enough gastric mucus to line the stomach and protect it from digestive acid. Laura Wheatman Hill, chicagotribune.com, 6 Mar. 2021 Chinese traditional medicine has used licorice to treat conditions from tuberculosis to peptic ulcers. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 25 Sep. 2020 Malaysian tualang honey have been shown to fight staph and the digestive bacteria responsible for peptic ulcers, H. pylori. Rob Picheta, CNN, 19 Aug. 2020 Two days after arriving home, he was admitted to Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center, where he was treated for a bleeding peptic ulcer related to his stressful ordeal. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Aug. 2019 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, 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, 9 Apr. 2016 Acid reducers treat painful ailments including GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease), heartburn and peptic ulcers. Bradley J. Fikes, chicagotribune.com, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peptic. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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peptic

adjective
pep·​tic | \ ˈpep-tik How to pronounce peptic (audio) \

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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