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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A slender tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall and used for viewing the abdominal or pelvic cavities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A thin endoscope that may be inserted through a small incision in the abdominal wall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A slender endoscope, containing fiber-optic viewing capability and miniature surgical devices, which can be inserted through a small incision in the abdominal wall, allowing a surgeon to perform minor surgery with minimal damage to the abdominal muscles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a slender endoscope inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall in order to examine the abdominal organs or to perform minor surgery

Etymologies

Greek laparā, flank (from laparos, soft) + -scope.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
laparo- +‎ scope (Wiktionary)

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