Origin of ascites
Examples from the Web for ascites
Ascites and general anasarca were considerable, giving the body a large appearance.An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis|Archibald Makellar
Ascites may be present, but is not a necessary result of disease of the glands.
Ascites and anasarca, the consequence of very intemperate living.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses|William Withering
This view is confirmed if ascites has appeared and increased out of proportion to the general dropsy.
The form of ascites that most resists diuretics is that which originates in cirrhosis.
British Dictionary definitions for ascites
noun plural ascites
Word Origin for ascites
Word Origin and History for ascites
late 14c., "abdominal dropsy," from Latin ascites, from Greek askites (hydrops), literally "baglike dropsy," from askos "bag, sac."