Definition of peptic in English:


Line breaks: pep¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛptɪk


  • Relating to digestion, especially that in which pepsin is concerned: peptic activity
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    • Helicobacter pylori is believed to be a major causative agent of human peptic disorders including chronic gastritis and ulcers.
    • In the rabbits given human gastric juice, peptic activity was detected in the lavage fluid in 8 of 8 animals at 15 minutes, 6 of 8 at 30 minutes, and 5 of 8 at 60 minutes.
    • However, studies have not found a link between alcohol consumption and peptic ulcers, and drinking decaffeinated coffee produces the same amount of acid secretion as its caffeinated counterpart.


mid 17th century: from Greek peptikos 'able to digest'.

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