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ascites

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noun as·ci·tes \ə-ˈsī-tēz\

Definition of ascites

plural ascites

  1. :  abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the spaces between tissues and organs in the cavity of the abdomen

as·cit·icplay \-ˈsi-tik\ adjective


Origin of ascites

Middle English aschytes, from Late Latin ascites, from Greek askitēs, from askos


First Known Use: 14th century


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ascites

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noun as·ci·tes \ə-ˈsīt-ēz\

Medical Definition of ascites

plural ascites

  1. :  abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the spaces between tissues and organs in the cavity of the abdomen—called also hydroperitoneum

  2. as·cit·ic \-ˈsit-ik\play adjective




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