Pep"tic (?), a. [L. pepticus, Gr. . See Pepsin.]

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.

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.

 

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Pep"tic, n.

1.

An agent that promotes digestion.

2. pl.

The digestive organs.

Is there some magic in the place, Or do my peptics differ? Tennyson.

 

© Webster 1913.

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