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ascites

noun as·ci·tes \ə-ˈsī-tēz\
plural ascites

Definition of ASCITES

:  abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the spaces between tissues and organs in the cavity of the abdomen
as·cit·ic \-ˈsi-tik\ adjective
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Origin of ASCITES

Middle English aschytes, from Late Latin ascites, from Greek askitēs, from askos
First Known Use: 14th century
Medical Dictionary

ascites

noun as·ci·tes \ə-ˈsīt-ēz\
plural ascites

Medical Definition of ASCITES

:  abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the spaces between tissues and organs in the cavity of the abdomen—called also hydroperitoneum
as·cit·ic \-ˈsit-ik\ adjective

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