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dyspepsia

[dis-pep-shuh, -see-uh]
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noun
  1. deranged or impaired digestion; indigestion (opposed to eupepsia).
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Also dys·pep·sy [dis-pep-see] /dɪsˈpɛp si/.

Origin of dyspepsia

1650–60; < Latin < Greek dyspepsía, equivalent to dys- dys- + péps(is) digestion + -ia -ia
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dyspepsia

dyspepsy (dɪsˈpɛpsɪ)

noun
  1. indigestion or upset stomach
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin, from Greek duspepsia, from dys- + pepsis digestion
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Word Origin and History for dyspepsia

n.

1706, from Late Latin dyspepsia or a back-formation from dyspeptic (q.v.). Its opposite is eupepsia.

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dyspepsia in Medicine

dyspepsia

(dĭs-pĕpshə, -sē-ə)
n.
  1. Disturbed digestion; indigestion.
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dyspepsia in Science

dyspepsia

[dĭs-pĕpshə, -sē-ə]
  1. Difficulty in digesting food; indigestion.
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