laparotome

[lap-er-uh-tohm]

noun Surgery.

a cutting instrument for performing a laparotomy.

Nearby words

  1. laparo-,
  2. laparocele,
  3. laparorrhaphy,
  4. laparoscope,
  5. laparoscopy,
  6. laparotomize,
  7. laparotomy,
  8. laparotomy pad,
  9. lapboard,
  10. lapdog

Origin of laparotome

First recorded in 1850–55; laparo- + -tome

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