laparoscope


lap·a·ro·scope

noun \ˈla-p(ə-)rə-ˌskōp\

Definition of LAPAROSCOPE

:  a fiberoptic instrument inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall and used to examine visually the interior of the peritoneal cavity

Origin of LAPAROSCOPE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1923

lap·a·ro·scope

noun \ˈlap(-ə)-rə-ˌskōp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LAPAROSCOPE

: a usually rigid endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall and is used to examine visually the interior of the peritoneal cavity—called also peritoneoscope

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