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

  • n. An operation in which a laparoscope is used, as in an examination of the liver or the surgical treatment of endometriosis.

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  • n. Examination of the loins or abdomen, now specifically examination or surgery on the peritoneal cavity using a laparoscope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Laparotomy performed with a laparoscope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inspection of the abdomen.

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

  • n. laparotomy performed with a laparoscope that makes a small incision to examine the abdominal cavity (especially the ovaries and Fallopian tubes)


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

Greek laparā, flank; see laparoscope + -scopy.

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From laparo- + -scopy, after German Laparoskopie.


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