Laparoscope definition

lăpər-ə-skōp
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.
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A fiber-optic instrument introduced surgically into the abdomen for examining visually the abdominal or pelvic organs.
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An 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.
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A slender, tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall to examine or perform minor surgery within the abdomen or pelvis.
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A thin endoscope that may be inserted through a small incision in the abdominal wall.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
laparoscope
Plural:
laparoscopes

Origin of laparoscope

  • Greek laparā flank (from feminine of laparos soft) –scope

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • laparo- +"Ž scope

    From Wiktionary