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as·ci·tes  audio  (-stz) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. ascites
An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English aschites, from Late Latin ascts, from Greek askts, from askos, belly, wineskin

OTHER FORMS:
as·citic  (-stk) KEY (Adjective)


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