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  • Edema, or the abnormal buildup of fluid, in the abdominal cavity outside the intestines. This is often a symptom/complication of liver problems or cancer of abdominal organs.
  • A tumor (hybridoma) in the abdominal cavity of a genetically-engineered mouse that secretes a serum containing a desired monoclonal antibody.

  • From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

    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.



    © Webster 1913.

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