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peritoneoscopy per·i·to·ne·os·co·py (pěr’ĭ-tn-ē-ŏs’kə-pē)
Internal examination of the peritoneum with a peritoneoscope passed through an incision in the abdominal wall. Also called celioscopy, ventroscopy.


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