laparotomy

noun lap·a·rot·o·my \ ˌla-pə-ˈrä-tə-mē \

Definition of laparotomy

plural laparotomies
: surgical incision of the abdominal wall

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1878

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laparotomy

noun lap·a·rot·o·my \ ˌlap-ə-ˈrät-ə-mē \

medical Definition of laparotomy

plural laparotomies
: surgical section of the abdominal wall

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