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dyspepsia Syllabification: dys·pep·sia
Pronunciation: /disˈpepsēə/

Definition of dyspepsia in English:


Example sentences
  • A 51 year old woman was referred by her general practitioner with longstanding dyspepsia and reflux worsened by alcohol and bread.
  • We recorded consultations with the general practitioner for dyspepsia after scrutiny of the participants' primary care notes.
  • This article discusses the current management of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia with or without endoscopic abnormalities.


Early 18th century: via Latin from Greek duspepsia, from duspeptos 'difficult to digest'.

  • This came via Latin from Greek duspepsia, from duspeptos ‘difficult to digest’.

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