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peptic

[pep-tik] /ˈpɛp tɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or associated with digestion; digestive.
2.
promoting digestion.
3.
of or relating to pepsin.
noun
4.
a substance promoting digestion.
Origin of peptic
1645-1655
1645-55; < Greek peptikós conducive to digestion, equivalent to pept(ós) digested (verbid of péptein) + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for peptic

peptic

/ˈpɛptɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or promoting digestion
2.
of, relating to, or caused by pepsin or the action of the digestive juices
Word Origin
C17: from Greek peptikos capable of digesting, from pepsis digestion, from peptein to digest
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Word Origin and History for peptic
adj.

1650s, from Latin pepticus, from Greek peptikos "able to digest," from peptos "cooked, digested," verbal adjective of peptein "to cook" (see cook (n.)).

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peptic in Medicine

peptic pep·tic (pěp'tĭk)
adj.

  1. Relating to or assisting digestion.

  2. Associated with the action of digestive secretions.

  3. Of or involving pepsin.

  4. Capable of digesting.

n.
A digestive agent.
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peptic in Science
peptic
  (pěp'tĭk)   
  1. Relating to the process of digestion or the secretions associated with it.

  2. Relating to or involving pepsin.


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