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laparectomy

[ lap-uh-rek-tuh-mee ]

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of laparectomy1

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

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