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English definition of “peptic”


adjective     /ˈpep.tɪk/ US  // specialized
relating to pepsin (= an enzyme in the stomach that is involved in breaking down proteins): Peptic ulcers are partly caused by the actions of hydrochloric acid and pepsin.Substances and structures in the body
(Definition of peptic adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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