[pep-tik] /ˈpɛp tɪk/
pertaining to or associated with digestion; digestive.
of or relating to .
a substance promoting digestion.
of, relating to, or promoting digestion
of, relating to, or caused by pepsin or the action of the digestive juices
1650s, from Latin pepticus, from Greek peptikos “able to digest,” from peptos “cooked, digested,” verbal adjective of peptein “to cook” (see cook (n.)).
peptic pep·tic (pěp’tĭk)
A digestive agent.
- Peptic cell
peptic cell n. See zymogenic cell.
- Peptic digestion
peptic digestion n. See gastric digestion.
- Peptic esophagitis
peptic esophagitis n. See reflux esophagitis.
noun, Pathology. 1. an erosion of the mucous membrane of the lower esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, caused in part by the corrosive action of the gastric juice. noun 1. (pathol) an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining those parts of the alimentary tract exposed to digestive juices. It can occur in the oesophagus, the stomach, […]