- of or aiding digestion
- of or relating to pepsin
- related to, or caused by, digestive secretions: a peptic ulcer
Origin of pepticClassical Latin pepticus ; from Classical Greek peptikos ; from peptein, to digest: see pepsin
- a. Of, relating to, or assisting digestion: peptic secretion.b. Induced by or associated with the action of digestive secretions: a peptic ulcer.
- Of, relating to, or involving pepsin.
- Capable of digesting.
A digestive agent.
Origin of pepticLatin pepticus, from Greek peptikos, digested, from peptos, from peptein, to digest; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more peptic, superlative most peptic)