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ascites

[ uh-sahy-teez ]
/ əˈsaɪ tiz /
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noun Pathology.
accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity; dropsy of the peritoneum.
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Origin of ascites

1350–1400; Middle English aschites<Medieval Latin <Greek askítēs (hýdrōps) abdominal (dropsy), equivalent to ask(ós) belly + -itēs-ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM ascites

as·cit·ic [uh-sit-ik], /əˈsɪt ɪk/, as·cit·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ascites

ascites
/ (əˈsaɪtiːz) /

noun plural ascites
accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity

Derived forms of ascites

ascitic (əˈsɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for ascites

C14: from Latin: a kind of dropsy, from Greek askitēs, from askos wineskin
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Medical definitions for ascites

ascites
[ ə-sītēz ]

n. pl. ascites
The accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity.hydroperitoneum

Other words from ascites

as•citic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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