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
April 27, 2015
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