Laparoscopy definition

lăpə-rŏskə-pē
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An operation in which a laparoscope is used, as in surgical treatment of endometriosis.
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Examination by use of a laparoscope.
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The use of a laparoscope in a medical examination or in any of various surgical procedures.
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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.
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(medicine) Examination of the loins or abdomen, now specifically examination or surgery on the peritoneal cavity using a laparoscope.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
laparoscopy
Plural:
laparoscopies

Origin of laparoscopy

  • Greek laparā flank laparoscope –scopy

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

  • From laparo- +"Ž -scopy, after German Laparoskopie.

    From Wiktionary