noun, plural lap·a·rot·o·mies. Surgery.
Origin of laparotomy
Examples from the Web for laparotomy
Historical Examples of laparotomy
Delivery through the flank (Cæsarean section, or laparotomy).Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The following table by Ashhurst12 shows the results of laparotomy.
Under satisfactory conditions a laparotomy would be here indicated.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
Is laparotomy licit when performed for extrauterine pregnancy or ectopic gestation?Essays In Pastoral Medicine
Both were operations for the delivery of women by laparotomy, and in each case the centre of respiration was overwhelmed.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation