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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PEPTIC

Into this duct the ranks of cells around it pour out the peptic juice.

All sin was peptic in origin: Eve ate an apple which disagreed with her.

With him, the peptic bond was the only real one; all others were shams.

We recommend our friends, before encountering such a temptation, to read our peptic precepts.

The most characteristic symptom of the peptic ulcer is, as has been stated, hemorrhage.

It also furnishes the acid medium necessary for the best action of both the coagulating and peptic enzymes.

It was then and there that I first saw the subject of this sketch,—the Peptic Martyr.

Such secondary forms may be bronchitic, cardiac, renal, peptic or thymic.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Latin pepticus, from Greek peptikos "able to digest," from peptos "cooked, digested," verbal adjective of peptein "to cook" (see cook (n.)).

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