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 lapara, flank (from feminine of laparos, soft) + –scope.
laparo- +"Ž scope