[lap-er-uh-tohm] /ˈlæp ər əˌtoʊm/
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 […]
- Laparotomy pad
laparotomy pad n. A pad made from several layers of gauze folded into a rectangular shape and used especially as a sponge for packing off the viscera in abdominal operations. Also called abdominal pad.
[lah pahs; English luh pahz] /lɑ ˈpɑs; English lə ˈpɑz/ noun 1. a city in and the administrative capital of Bolivia, in the W part; Sucre is the official capital. About 12,000 feet (3660 meters) above sea level. 2. a city in SE , in NW Mexico. /læ ˈpæz; Spanish la ˈpaθ/ noun 1. a […]