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dyspepsia

[ dis-pep-shuh, -see-uh ]
/ dɪsˈpɛp ʃə, -si ə /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for dyspepsia

dyspepsia

dyspepsy (dɪsˈpɛpsɪ)

/ (dɪsˈpɛpsɪə) /

noun
indigestion or upset stomach

Word Origin for dyspepsia

C18: from Latin, from Greek duspepsia, from dys- + pepsis digestion
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Medical definitions for dyspepsia

dyspepsia
[ dĭs-pĕpshə, -sē-ə ]

n.
Disturbed digestion; indigestion.
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Scientific definitions for dyspepsia

dyspepsia
[ dĭs-pĕpshə, -sē-ə ]

Difficulty in digesting food; indigestion.
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