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[dis-pep-shuh, -see-uh] /dɪsˈpɛp ʃə, -si ə/
deranged or impaired digestion; indigestion (opposed to eupepsia).
Also, dyspepsy
[dis-pep-see] /dɪsˈpɛp si/ (Show IPA)
Origin of dyspepsia
1650-60; < Latin < Greek dyspepsía, equivalent to dys- dys- + péps(is) digestion + -ia -ia Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dyspepsia
  • Finally, it is possible that your symptoms may be caused by functional dyspepsia.
  • Sometimes, heartburn can be confused with another stomach problem called dyspepsia.
  • The dyspepsia of the left blogosphere is less easily explained, though.
British Dictionary definitions for dyspepsia


indigestion or upset stomach
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from Greek duspepsia, from dys- + pepsis digestion
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Word Origin and History for dyspepsia

1706, from Late Latin dyspepsia or a back-formation from dyspeptic (q.v.). Its opposite is eupepsia.

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dyspepsia in Medicine

dyspepsia dys·pep·sia (dĭs-pěp'shə, -sē-ə)
Disturbed digestion; indigestion.

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dyspepsia in Science
  (dĭs-pěp'shə, -sē-ə)   
Difficulty in digesting food; indigestion.
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