[ min-ee-lap-uh-rot-uh-mee ]
/ ˌmɪn iˌlæp əˈrɒt ə mi /

noun, plural min·i·lap·a·rot·o·mies.

Surgery. laparotomy with a small incision into the abdomen, often no more than 1 inch (2.5 cm), used especially for tubal ligation.

Origin of minilaparotomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for minilaparotomy


[ mĭn′ē-lăp′ə-rŏtə-mē ]


A method of female sterilization by surgical ligation of the fallopian tubes, performed through a small incision above the pubic symphysis.
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