laparoscopy

[ 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.

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Origin of laparoscopy

First recorded in 1850–55; laparo- + -scopy
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Medical definitions for laparoscopy

laparoscopy
[ lăp′ə-rŏskə-pē ]

n.

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