laparotomize

transitive verb
lap·​a·​rot·​om·​ize
variants: or British laparotomise \ ˌlap-​ə-​ˈrät-​ə-​ˌmīz \
laparotomized or British laparotomised; laparotomizing or British laparotomising

Medical Definition of laparotomize

: to perform a laparotomy on

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