a fiber-optic instrument introduced surgically into the abdomen for examining visually the abdominal or pelvic organs
Origin of laparoscopelaparo- + -scope
A slender, tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall and used for viewing or performing minor surgery in the abdominal or pelvic cavities.
Origin of laparoscopeGreek lapar&amacron;, flank (from feminine of laparos, soft) + –scope.
laparo- +"Ž scope