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autopepsia

Pronunciation: aw′tō-pep′sē-ă

Definition: Rarely used term for self-digestion, said of ulceration of the gastric mucous membrane by its own secretion, or the digestion of the skin surrounding a gastrostomy or colostomy opening.

[auto- + G. pepsis, digestion]

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