an accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity of the abdomen
Origin of ascitesLate Latin from Classical Greek askit?s, kind of dropsy from askos: see asco-
An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.
Origin of ascitesMiddle English aschites from Late Latin ascītēs from Greek askītēs from askos belly, wineskin
From Latin ascites, borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀσκίτης (askitēs), from ἀσκός (askos, “wineskin”).