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laparo-

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a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “flank,” used with the meaning “abdominal wall” in the formation of compound words: laparotomy.
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Also especially before a vowel, lapar-.

Origin of laparo-

Combining form representing Greek lapára flank (literally, soft part), noun use of feminine of laparós soft
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