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

ascitic

play \-ˈsi-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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

ascitic

\-ˈsit-ik\play adjective

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