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laparoscope

[lap-er-uh-skohp] /ˈlæp ər əˌskoʊp/
noun, Surgery
1.
a flexible fiberoptic instrument, passed through a small incision in the abdominal wall and equipped with biopsy forceps, an obturator, scissors or the like, with which to examine the abdominal cavity or perform minor surgery.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; laparo- + -scope
Related forms
laparoscopic
[lap-er-uh-skop-ik] /ˈlæp ər əˈskɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
laparoscopist
[lap-uh-ros-kuh-pist] /ˌlæp əˈrɒs kə pɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples for laparoscope
  • Your surgeon will use the laparoscope and other instruments to remove your spleen.
  • Surgeons can also do this surgery using a laparoscope.
  • Sometimes the surgeon uses a laparoscope to do this procedure.
  • The surgery can also be done with a laparoscope, an instrument that has a tiny camera and light on the end.
  • Umbilical hernia can also be repaired using a laparoscope, a thin, lighted tube that lets the doctor see inside your belly.
  • Another way to do this surgery is to use a tiny camera, called a laparoscope.
  • The procedure was done with a laparoscope, which shortens recovery time considerably.
  • The laparoscope is then inserted so that the surgeon can examine the organs of the pelvis and abdomen.
  • The laparoscope, with a camera on the end, will be inserted through one of the cuts into your upper belly.
  • He inserted a laparoscope, a small telescope, into one of the incisions.
British Dictionary definitions for laparoscope

laparoscope

/ˈlæpərəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
a medical instrument consisting of a tube that is inserted through the abdominal wall and illuminated to enable a doctor to view the internal organs
Derived Forms
laparoscopic, adjective
laparoscopy, noun
Word Origin
C19 (applied to various instruments used to examine the abdomen) and C20 (in the specific modern sense): from Greek lapara (see laparotomy) + -scope
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laparoscope in Medicine

laparoscope lap·a·ro·scope (lāp'ər-ə-skōp')
n.
A slender, tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall to examine or perform minor surgery within the abdominal or pelvic cavities. Also called peritoneoscope.

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laparoscope in Science
laparoscope
  (lāp'ər-ə-skōp')   
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.

laparoscopy noun (lāp'ə-rŏs'kə-pē)
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laparoscope in Culture
laparoscope [(lap-uh-ruh-skohp)]

A surgical device that uses optical fibers in a small tube. Inserted into the abdomen, the laparoscope allows surgery without large incisions.

Note: Laparoscopic surgery is often referred to as “Band-Aid” surgery because it requires only small incisions.
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