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n. pl. ascites
An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.
[Middle English aschites, from Late Latin ascītēs, from Greek askītēs, from askos, belly, wineskin.]
as·cit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||ascitic - of or relating to or resulting from an abnormal accumulation of protein and electrolyte rich fluid in the peritoneal cavity|
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