[ lap-uh-ros-kuh-pee ]
/ ˌlæp əˈrɒs kə pi /

noun, plural lap·a·ros·co·pies. Surgery.

examination of the abdominal cavity or performance of minor abdominal surgery using a laparoscope.

Origin of laparoscopy

First recorded in 1850–55; laparo- + -scopy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for laparoscopy


[ lăp′ə-rŏskə-pē ]


Examination of the interior of the abdomen by a laparoscope.
A surgical procedure using laparoscopy.
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Science definitions for laparoscopy


[ 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.

Related forms

laparoscopy noun (lăp′ə-rŏskə-pē)
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