Definition of Meigs' syndrome in US English:

Meigs' syndrome

(also Meigs's syndrome)


  • Accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal and pleural cavities in association with a fibroma or other benign solid tumour of the ovary.


1930s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Medical Association. From genitive of the name of Joe Vincent Meigs, U.S. surgeon, who described the syndrome in 1937 + syndrome.


Meigs' syndrome

/ˈmeɪɡz ˌsɪndrəʊm/