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laparoscopy

[lap-uh-ros-kuh-pee]
noun, plural lap·a·ros·co·pies. Surgery.
  1. examination of the abdominal cavity or performance of minor abdominal surgery using a laparoscope.
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Origin of laparoscopy

First recorded in 1850–55; laparo- + -scopy
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Word Origin and History for laparoscopy

n.

1855, from -scopy + Greek lapara "flank," from laparos "soft," from PIE *lep- "to peel;" + -scopy. Related: Laparoscopic; laparoscope.

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laparoscopy in Medicine

laparoscopy

(lăp′ə-rŏskə-pē)
n.
  1. Examination of the interior of the abdomen by a laparoscope.
  2. A surgical procedure using laparoscopy.
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laparoscopy 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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