<clinical sign>

<gastroenterology> An effusion and accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.

Synonyms: abdominal dropsy, peritoneal dropsy, hydroperitonia, hydrops abdominis.

Origin: L, Gr. Askites from askos = bag

(18 Nov 1997)

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