chylous ascites

n.

The presence of a milky fluid containing suspended fat in the peritoneal cavity.chyloperitoneum

Nearby words

  1. chylophyllous,
  2. chylopneumothorax,
  3. chylopoiesis,
  4. chylosis,
  5. chylothorax,
  6. chyluria,
  7. chyme,
  8. chymification,
  9. chymistry,
  10. chymopapain


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