Definition of laparoscopy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌlæpəˈrɒskəpi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌlæpəˈrɑːskəpi//
(pl. laparoscopies) (medical)
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an examination of the inside of the body using a tube-shaped instrument that can be put through the wall of the abdomen Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek lapara ‘flank’ + -scopy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: laparoscopy