- pertaining to or associated with digestion; digestive.
- promoting digestion.
- of or relating to pepsin.
- a substance promoting digestion.
Origin of peptic
Related Words for pepticpharmaceutical, therapeutic, preventive, medicinal, tonic, prophylactic, cathartic, sedative, restorative, curative, narcotic, disinfectant, salutary, alleviating, pathological, peptic, comestible, digestible, nourishing, nutrient
Examples from the Web for peptic
Historical Examples of peptic
Into this duct the ranks of cells around it pour out the peptic juice.A Handbook of Health
All sin was peptic in origin: Eve ate an apple which disagreed with her.
With him, the peptic bond was the only real one; all others were shams.
We recommend our friends, before encountering such a temptation, to read our peptic precepts.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual
The most characteristic symptom of the peptic ulcer is, as has been stated, hemorrhage.
- of, relating to, or promoting digestion
- of, relating to, or caused by pepsin or the action of the digestive juices
Word Origin for peptic
Word Origin and History for peptic
1650s, from Latin pepticus, from Greek peptikos "able to digest," from peptos "cooked, digested," verbal adjective of peptein "to cook" (see cook (n.)).
- Relating to or assisting digestion.
- Associated with the action of digestive secretions.
- Of or involving pepsin.
- Capable of digesting.
- A digestive agent.
- Relating to the process of digestion or the secretions associated with it.
- Relating to or involving pepsin.