the use of a laparoscope in a medical examination or in any of various surgical procedures
A surgical procedure involving the insertion of a laparoscope through the abdominal wall for the purpose of viewing or performing minor surgery in the abdominal or pelvic cavities; laparoscopic surgery.
Origin of laparoscopyGreek laparā flank ; see laparoscope. -scopy
From laparo- +"Ž -scopy, after German Laparoskopie.