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[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)


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