Peptic : Definition

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Pronunciation : Pep"tic
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. pepticus, Gr. Pepsin.]
Definition : 1. Relating to digestion; promoting digestion; digestive; as, peptic sauces.

2. Able to digest. [R.] Tolerably nutritive for a mind as yet so peptic. Carlyle.

3. (Physiol. Chem.)

Defn: Pertaining to pepsin; resembling pepsin in its power of digesting or dissolving albuminous matter; containing or yielding pepsin, or a body of like properties; as, the peptic glands.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pep"tic
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. An agent that promotes digestion.

2. pl.

Defn: The digestive organs. Is there some magic in the place, Or do my peptics differ Tennyson.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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