ascites
dropsy (a swelling of the fish\'s body usually caused by bacterial infection, and also by viral infection, osmoregulatory problems, a flagellate protozoan (Hexamita), aggravated by poor environmental conditions. Serous fluid accumulates in any body cavity. Other symptoms are lethargy, gasping, increased respiration, colour loss, skin ulceration and exophthalmia. Also called pinecone disease and vertical scale disease because the scales stick out)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • ascites — [ə sīt′ēz΄] n. pl. ascites [LL < Gr askitēs, kind of dropsy < askos: see ASCO ] an accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity of the abdomen …   English World dictionary

  • Ascites — As*ci tes, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? (sc. ? disease), fr. ? bladder, belly.] (Med.) A collection of serous fluid in the cavity of the abdomen; dropsy of the peritoneum. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ascītes — (v. gr.), so v.w. Bauchwassersucht; daher Aseitisch, an Bauchwassersucht leidend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • ascites — Accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity. SYN: abdominal dropsy, hydroperitoneum, hydroperitonia. [L. fr. G. askos, a bag, + ites] a. adiposus SYN: chylous a.. chyliform a. SYN: chylous a.. chylous a., a. chylosus presence in the …   Medical dictionary

  • ascites — noun (plural ascites) Etymology: Middle English aschytes, from Late Latin ascites, from Greek askitēs, from askos Date: 14th century abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the spaces between tissues and organs in the cavity of the abdomen •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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