ascites

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noun as·ci·tes \ ə-ˈsī-tēz \

Definition of ascites

plural ascites
:abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the spaces between tissues and organs in the cavity of the abdomen

ascitic

play \-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of ascites

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


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ascites

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noun as·ci·tes \ ə-ˈsīt-ēz \

medical Definition of ascites

plural ascites
:abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the spaces between tissues and organs in the cavity of the abdomen called also hydroperitoneum

ascitic

play \-ˈsit-ik\ adjective

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