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laparoscope

[lap-er-uh-skohp]
noun Surgery.
  1. a flexible fiberoptic instrument, passed through a small incision in the abdominal wall and equipped with biopsy forceps, an obturator, scissors or the like, with which to examine the abdominal cavity or perform minor surgery.
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Origin of laparoscope

First recorded in 1850–55; laparo- + -scope
Related formslap·a·ro·scop·ic [lap-er-uh-skop-ik] /ˈlæp ər əˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectivelap·a·ros·co·pist [lap-uh-ros-kuh-pist] /ˌlæp əˈrɒs kə pɪst/, noun
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laparoscope

noun
  1. a medical instrument consisting of a tube that is inserted through the abdominal wall and illuminated to enable a doctor to view the internal organs
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Derived Formslaparoscopic, adjectivelaparoscopy, noun

Word Origin

C19 (applied to various instruments used to examine the abdomen) and C20 (in the specific modern sense): from Greek lapara (see laparotomy) + -scope
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laparoscopic in Medicine

laparoscope

(lăpər-ə-skōp′)
n.
  1. A slender, tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall to examine or perform minor surgery within the abdominal or pelvic cavities.peritoneoscope
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laparoscopic in Science

laparoscope

[lăpər-ə-skōp′]
  1. A slender, tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall to examine or perform minor surgery within the abdomen or pelvis.
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Related formslaparoscopy noun (lăp′ə-rŏskə-pē)
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laparoscopic in Culture

laparoscope

[(lap-uh-ruh-skohp)]

A surgical device that uses optical fibers in a small tube. Inserted into the abdomen, the laparoscope allows surgery without large incisions.

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Note

Laparoscopic surgery is often referred to as “Band-Aid” surgery because it requires only small incisions.
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