[lap-uh-ros-kuh-pee] /ˌlæp əˈrɒs kə pi/
noun, plural laparoscopies. Surgery.
examination of the abdominal cavity or performance of minor abdominal surgery using a laparoscope.
1855, from -scopy + Greek lapara “flank,” from laparos “soft,” from PIE *lep- “to peel;” + -scopy. Related: Laparoscopic; laparoscope.
laparoscopy lap·a·ros·co·py (lāp’ə-rŏs’kə-pē)
A slender, tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall to examine or perform minor surgery within the abdomen or pelvis.
laparoscopy noun (lāp’ə-rŏs’kə-pē)
noun Munchausen syndrome, in which the patient wants abdominal surgery.
[lap-er-uh-tohm] /ˈlæp ər əˌtoʊm/ noun, Surgery. 1. a cutting instrument for performing a laparotomy.
[lap-uh-rot-uh-mahyz] /ˌlæp əˈrɒt əˌmaɪz/ verb (used with object), laparotomized, laparotomizing. Surgery. 1. to perform a on.
[lap-uh-rot-uh-mee] /ˌlæp əˈrɒt ə mi/ noun, plural laparotomies. Surgery. 1. incision through the abdominal wall. 2. incision into the loin, especially for access to the abdominal cavity. /ˌlæpəˈrɒtəmɪ/ noun (pl) -mies 1. surgical incision through the abdominal wall, esp to investigate the cause of an abdominal disorder 2. surgical incision into the loin laparotomy lap·a·rot·o·my […]