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eupepsia

[yoo-pep-shuh, -see-uh]
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noun
  1. good digestion (opposed to dyspepsia).
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Also eu·pep·sy [yoo-pep-see] /ˈyu pɛp si/.

Origin of eupepsia

1700–10; < New Latin < Greek eupepsía good digestion, equivalent to eu- eu- + péps(is) digestion + -ia -ia
Related formseu·pep·tic [yoo-pep-tik] /yuˈpɛp tɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The patron saint of its Chief is St. Pancreas and his eupepsia is reflected in his subordinates.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 1, 1920

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British Dictionary definitions for eupepsia

eupepsia

eupepsy (juːˈpɛpsɪ)

noun
  1. physiol good digestion
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Derived Formseupeptic (juːˈpɛptɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C18: from New Latin, from Greek, from eu- + pepsis digestion, from peptein to digest
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eupepsia in Medicine

eupepsia

(yōō-pĕpsē-ə, -shə)
n.
  1. Good digestion.
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