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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Origin and Etymology of 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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