peptic

[pep-tik]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or associated with digestion; digestive.
2.
promoting digestion.
3.
of or pertaining to pepsin.
noun
4.
a substance promoting digestion.

Origin:
1645–55; < Greek peptikós conducive to digestion, equivalent to pept(ós) digested (verbid of péptein) + -ikos -ic

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peptic (ˈpɛptɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or promoting digestion
2.  of, relating to, or caused by pepsin or the action of the digestive juices
 
[C17: from Greek peptikos capable of digesting, from pepsis digestion, from peptein to digest]

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peptic
1651, from L. pepticus, from Gk. peptikos "able to digest," from peptos "cooked, digested," verbal adj. of peptein "to cook."
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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   (pěp'tĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to the process of digestion or the secretions associated with it.

  2. Relating to or involving pepsin.


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