laparoscope

[ lap-er-uh-skohp ]
/ ˈlæp ər əˌskoʊp /

noun Surgery.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM laparoscope

lap·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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Example sentences from the Web for laparoscope

  • A laparoscopic approach involves performing part of the surgery through the belly button, leaving a small scar.

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British Dictionary definitions for laparoscope

laparoscope
/ (ˈlæpərəˌskəʊp) /

noun

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

Derived forms of laparoscope

laparoscopic, adjectivelaparoscopy, noun

Word Origin for laparoscope

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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Medical definitions for laparoscope

laparoscope
[ lăpər-ə-skōp′ ]

n.

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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Scientific definitions for laparoscope

laparoscope
[ lăpər-ə-skōp′ ]

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.

Other words from laparoscope

laparoscopy noun (lăp′ə-rŏskə-pē)
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Cultural definitions for laparoscope

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.

notes for laparoscope

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