1. a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “flank,” used with the meaning “abdominal wall” in the formation of compound words: laparotomy.

Origin of laparo-

Combining form representing Greek lapára flank (literally, soft part), noun use of feminine of laparós soft
  • Also especially before a vowel, lapar-.

Words Nearby laparo- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024