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ascites

Pronunciation: ă-sī′tēz

Definition: Accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity.

Synonym(s): abdominal dropsy, hydroperitoneum, hydroperitonia

[L. fr. G. askos, a bag, + -ites]

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