laparectomy

[lap-uh-rek-tuh-mee]

noun Surgery.

excision of strips of the abdominal wall and suturing of the wounds so as to correct laxity of the abdominal muscles.

Origin of laparectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; lapar- + -ectomy
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