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Definition of laparotomy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

laparotomy

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌlæpəˈrɑt̮əmi//
 
(pl. laparotomies) (medical)
 
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a cut in the abdomen in order to perform an operation or an examination
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