accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity; dropsy of the peritoneum.
noun (pl) ascites
accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity
“afflicted with ascites,” 1680s; see ascites + -ic. Related: Ascitical.
late 14c., “abdominal dropsy,” from Latin ascites, from Greek askites (hydrops), literally “baglike dropsy,” from askos “bag, sac.”
ascites as·ci·tes (ə-sī’tēz)
n. pl. ascites
The accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Also called hydroperitoneum.
as·cit’ic (-sĭt’ĭk) adj.
ascld American Society of Crime Lab Directors
noting or pertaining to a verse consisting of a spondee, two or three choriambi, and an iamb. an Asclepiadean verse. adjective of or relating to a type of classical verse line consisting of a spondee, two or three choriambs, and an iamb noun Also called Asclepiad. an Asclepiadean verse
belonging to the Asclepiadaceae, the milkweed family of plants. adjective of, relating to, or belonging to the Asclepiadaceae, a family of mostly tropical and subtropical flowering plants, including the milkweed and swallowwort, having pollen in the form of a waxy mass (pollinium): now usually regarded as a subfamily of the Apocynaceae
asclepiades Asclepiades As·cle·pi·a·des (ās’klə-pī’ə-dēz’), fl. first century b.c. Greek physician born in Bithynia who theorized that disease is caused by an inharmonious flow of the corpuscles of the body. His methods for restoring harmony in the body included diet, exercise, and bathing. Asclepiades also advocated humane treatment of the mentally ill. Historical Examples Their doctrine […]