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

Other Words from ascites

ascitic \-ˈsi-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of ascites

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ascites

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

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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

Other Words from ascites

ascitic \-ˈsit-ik \ adjective

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