• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ascitic of or relating to or resulting from an abnormal accumulation of protein and electrolyte rich fluid in the peritoneal cavity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ascitic Of, pertaining to, or affected by, ascites; dropsical.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ascitic Relating to ascites; dropsical.
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In literature:

Clay reported a case due to ascites.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Ascites and general anasarca were considerable, giving the body a large appearance.
"An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis" by Archibald Makellar
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
In ascites, the abdominal swell is symmetrical, when the body stands or sits erect.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
A poor man labouring under an ascites and anasarca, was directed to take a decoction of Digitalis every four hours.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
When it happens to young subjects it is less liable to be mistaken for ascites.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Collect ascitic, pleuritic, or hydrocele fluid in sterile flasks and allow to stand in the ice-chest for twelve hours to sediment.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The remote causes of ascites may be either symptomatic or idiopathic, and either local or general.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Portal obstruction is the commonest cause of well-marked ascites.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

At physical evaluation, jaundice and ascites were present.
About 10% of all cases of ascites are caused by a malignant disease.
In developed countries the most common neoplasm associated with ascites is ovarian cancer.
Auscultatory percussion to detect ascites .
When I was in training, I took care of a slender man in his 40s who had been admitted to the hospital with worsening ascites, or fluid in the belly.
A 56-year-old man with a history of cirrhosis and recurrent ascites acutely developed a right pleural effusion (Figure 1).
A 56-year-old man presented to the liver transplant clinic with abdominal pain and swelling due to malignant intra-abdominal ascites and lymphadenopathy.
Agnogenic myeloid metaplasia presenting with omental implants and ascites.