peptic

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pepticus, from Ancient Greek πέψις (pépsis, digestion), a form of πέσσω (péssō).

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Adjective[edit]

peptic (comparative more peptic, superlative most peptic)

  1. Of, pertaining to, capable of, or aiding digestion.
  2. Of or pertaining to pepsin.

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Noun[edit]

peptic (plural peptics)

  1. An agent that promotes digestion.
  2. (in the plural) The digestive organs.
    Is there some magic in the place, / Or do my peptics differ? — Tennyson.