laparectomy

laparectomy

[lap-uh-rek-tuh-mee]
noun Surgery.
excision of strips of the abdominal wall and suturing of the wounds so as to correct laxity of the abdominal muscles.

Origin:
1885–90; lapar- + -ectomy

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