Peptic Pep"tic, a. [L. pepticus, Gr. ?. See {Pepsin}.] 1. Relating to digestion; promoting digestion; digestive; as, peptic sauces. [1913 Webster]

2. Able to digest. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Tolerably nutritive for a mind as yet so peptic. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

3. (Physiol. Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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