laparoscope

[lap-er-uh-skohp]
noun Surgery.
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:
1850–55; laparo- + -scope

laparoscopic [lap-er-uh-skop-ik] , adjective
laparoscopist [lap-uh-ros-kuh-pist] , noun
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laparoscope (ˈlæpərəˌskəʊp)
 
n
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
 
[C19 (applied to various instruments used to examine the abdomen) and C20 (in the specific modern sense): from Greek lapara (see laparotomy) + -scope]
 
laparo'scopic
 
adj
 
lapa'roscopy
 
n

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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   (lāp'ər-ə-skōp')  Pronunciation Key 
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 [(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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Example sentences
The risks and the cost of the laparoscopic surgery are definitely higher and
  are not justified for cosmetic reasons only.
These days, surgeons will typically do a laparoscopic appendectomy.
In such cases, laparoscopic cholecystectomy is usually warranted.
The introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy has greatly reduced the use of
  nonsurgical therapies.
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