Peptic definition

pĕptĭk
Of, relating to, or involving pepsin.
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Capable of digesting.
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Of, relating to, or assisting digestion.

Peptic secretion.

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Induced by or associated with the action of digestive secretions.

A peptic ulcer.

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A digestive agent.
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Of or aiding digestion.
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Of or relating to pepsin.
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Related to, or caused by, digestive secretions.

A peptic ulcer.

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Relating to or involving pepsin.
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Capable of digesting.
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Relating to or assisting digestion.

Peptic secretion.

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Induced by or associated with the action of digestive secretions.

A peptic ulcer.

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A digestive agent.
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Relating to the process of digestion or the secretions associated with it.
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Relating to or involving pepsin.
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Of, pertaining to, capable of, or aiding digestion.
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Of or pertaining to pepsin.
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(in the plural) The digestive organs.

Is there some magic in the place, / Or do my peptics differ? "” Tennyson.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
peptic
Plural:
peptics

Origin of peptic

  • Latin pepticus from Greek peptikos digested from peptos from peptein to digest pekw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin pepticus

    From Wiktionary