Definition of “peptic” - English Dictionary

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“peptic” in British English

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uk /ˈpep.tɪk/ us /ˈpep.tɪk/ 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.

(Definition of “peptic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)