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pep·tic

 (pĕp′tĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, or assisting digestion: peptic secretion.
b. Induced by or associated with the action of digestive secretions: a peptic ulcer.
2. Of, relating to, or involving pepsin.
3. Capable of digesting.
n.
A digestive agent.

[Latin pepticus, from Greek peptikos, digested, from peptos, from peptein, to digest; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

peptic

(ˈpɛptɪk)
adj
1. (Physiology) of, relating to, or promoting digestion
2. (Biochemistry) 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]

pep•tic

(ˈpɛp tɪk)

adj.
1. pertaining to or associated with digestion.
2. promoting digestion.
3. of or pertaining to pepsin.
n.
4. a substance promoting digestion.
[1645–55; < Greek peptikós conducive to digestion =pept(ós) digested (verbal adj. of péptein) + -ikos -ic]

pep·tic

(pĕp′tĭk)
Relating to the process of digestion or the secretions associated with it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.peptic - relating to or promoting digestion; "peptic juices"
Translations

peptic

[ˈpeptɪk]
A. ADJpéptico
B. CPD peptic ulcer Núlcera f péptica

peptic

adjpeptisch

peptic

[ˈpɛptɪk] adj peptic ulcerulcera peptica

peptic

adj péptico
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