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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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  • The risks and the cost of the laparoscopic surgery are definitely higher and are not justified for cosmetic reasons only.
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  • In such cases, laparoscopic cholecystectomy is usually warranted.
  • The introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy has greatly reduced the use of nonsurgical therapies.
  • Usually, surgeons today can use small surgical cuts with laparoscopic techniques.
  • It is usually performed immediately after childbirth, or by laparoscopic surgery.
British Dictionary definitions for laparoscopic

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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laparoscopic 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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laparoscopic 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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laparoscopic 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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