laparoscope

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noun lap·a·ro·scope \ˈla-p(ə-)rə-ˌskōp\

Definition of laparoscope

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

Origin and Etymology of laparoscope

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1923


Medical Dictionary

laparoscope

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noun lap·a·ro·scope \ˈlap(-ə)-rə-ˌskōp\

Medical Definition of laparoscope

  1. :  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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