lap·​a·​ro·​scope | \ ˈla-p(ə-)rə-ˌskōp How to pronounce laparoscope (audio) \

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

Examples of laparoscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This entails making several much smaller incisions and inserting a laparoscope, which is a combination of surgical tools and a video camera, to perform the surgery. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 In this case, the procedure is usually performed laparoscopically, meaning it’s done by making a small cut in your pelvis and using a laparoscope, a thin tool that has a tiny video camera and light on the end. Korin Miller, Allure, 6 Mar. 2018 Your doctor will make a few small incisions in your abdomen and use a laparoscope (which is basically a small telescope with a camera) to see a closeup of what’s happening inside your body. Korin Miller, SELF, 24 Dec. 2017 Diagnosis is done using laparoscopy, in which a surgeon inserts a lighted viewing instrument called a laparoscope through a small incision. Ilene Raymond Rush,, 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of laparoscope

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of laparoscope was circa 1923

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“Laparoscope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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lap·​a·​ro·​scope | \ ˈlap(-ə)-rə-ˌskōp How to pronounce laparoscope (audio) \

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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