A procedure that uses a laparoscope, inserted through the abdominal wall, to examine the inside of the abdomen. A laparoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease.

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  • laparoscopy — n. Laparotomy performed with a laparoscope. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laparoscopy — 1855, from SCOPY (Cf. scopy) + Gk. lapara flank, from laparos soft, from PIE *lep to peel. Related: Laparoscopic; laparoscope …   Etymology dictionary

  • laparoscopy — /lap euh ros keuh pee/, n., pl. laparoscopies. Surg. examination of the abdominal cavity or performance of minor abdominal surgery using a laparoscope. [1850 55; LAPARO + SCOPY] * * * or peritoneoscopy Procedure for inspecting the abdominal… …   Universalium

  • laparoscopy — Examination of the contents of the abdominopelvic cavity with a laparoscope passed through the abdominal wall. SEE ALSO: peritoneoscopy. SYN: abdominoscopy.L. first became clinically practicable with the development of fiberoptics in the 1960s… …   Medical dictionary

  • laparoscopy — UK [ˌlæpəˈrɒskəpɪ] / US [ˌlæpəˈrɑskəpɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms laparoscopy : singular laparoscopy plural laparoscopies medical a medical operation in which a narrow tube called a laparoscope is put into a part of the body in… …   English dictionary

  • laparoscopy — noun (plural pies) Date: 1916 1. visual examination of the abdomen by means of a laparoscope 2. an operation (as tubal ligation or gall bladder removal) involving laparoscopy • laparoscopic adjective • laparoscopist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laparoscopy — peritoneoscopy; n. examination of the abdominal structures (which are contained within the peritoneum) by means of a (laparoscope). This is passed through a small incision in the wall of the abdomen after injecting carbon dioxide into the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • laparoscopy — noun /lapəˈɹɒskəpi/ Examination of the loins or abdomen, now specifically examination or surgery on the peritoneal cavity using a laparoscope. Syn: laparoscopic surgery …   Wiktionary

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  • laparoscopy — n. examination of the abdominal cavity by means of a laparoscope (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

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