laparoscope[lap′ə rō skōp′]
a fiber-optic instrument introduced surgically into the abdomen for examining the abdominal or pelvic organs: used in diagnosis, female sterilization, etc.
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 laparā, flank (from feminine of laparos, soft) + –scope.