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 asc&imacron;t&emacron;s, from Greek ask&imacron;t&emacron;s, from askos, belly, wineskin.
From Latin ascites, borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀσκίτης (askitēs), from ἀσκός (askos, “wineskin”).