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laparoscopy

Definition:

laparotomy performed with a laparoscope that makes a small incision to examine the abdominal cavity (especially the ovaries and Fallopian tubes)

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

laparoscopies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

(applied to various instruments used to examine the abdomen) and 20th century...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Britannica Encyclopedia:

laparoscopy [medicine] | peritoneoscopy [synonym]

procedure that permits visual examination of the abdominal cavity with an optical instrument called a laparoscope, which is inserted through a small ... (22 of 300 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/330278​/laparoscopy

Wikipedia:

Laparoscopy

meaning "flank, side", and σκοπέω, meaning "to see") is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis through small incisions with the aid of a camera. It can either be used to inspect and diagnose a condition or to perform surgery. There are... (43 of 759 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Laparoscopy

Collins Dictionary:

laparoscopy | laparoscope | laparoscopic [adjective, derived]

[medicine] the use of a laparoscope | a medical instrument consisting of a tube that is inserted through the abdominal wall and illuminated to enable ... (24 of 369 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/laparoscopy

Oxford Dictionary:

laparoscopy | laparoscopies [plural] | laparoscope [derived] | laparoscopic [derived] | laparoscopically [derived]

a surgical procedure in which a fibre-optic instrument is inserted through the abdominal wall to view the organs in the abdomen or permit small-scale ... (24 of 82 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/laparoscopy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

laparoscopy [countable/uncountable, medical] | laparoscopies [plural]

a medical operation in which a narrow tube called a laparoscope is put into a part of the body in order to operate on it or examine it (28 of 54 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/laparoscopy

Merriam-Webster:

laparoscopy | laparoscopies [plural] | laparoscopic [adjective, related] | laparoscopist [noun, related]

visual examination of the abdomen by means of a laparoscope | an operation (as tubal ligation or gall bladder removal) involving laparoscopy (21 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/laparoscopy

American Heritage Dictionary:

laparoscopy | laparoscopies [plural] | laparoscopic [adjective, related] | laparoscopist [noun, related]

An operation in which a laparoscope is used, as in an examination of the liver or the surgical treatment of endometriosis. (21 of 38 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/laparoscopy

New World Dictionary:

laparoscope | laparoscopic [adjective, related] | laparoscopy [noun, related]

a fiber-optic instrument introduced surgically into the abdomen for examining the abdominal or pelvic organs: used in diagnosis, female sterilization, ... (20 of 34 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/laparoscope

Wiktionary:

laparoscopy [medicine] | laparoscopies [plural] | laparoscopic surgery [synonym]

Examination of the loins or abdomen, now specifically examination or surgery on the peritoneal cavity using a laparoscope. (18 of 24 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/laparoscopy

Random House Dictionary:

laparoscopy [surgery] | laparoscopies [plural] | bellybutton surgery. [informal]

examination of the abdominal cavity or performance of minor abdominal surgery using a laparoscope. (14 of 22 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/laparoscopy

Encarta Dictionary:

laparoscopy | laparoscopies [plural]

examination of the internal organs of the abdomen using a laparoscope (11 of 42 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861677943​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

laparoscopy | laparoscope

First use: 19th century

Origin: (applied to various instruments used to examine the abdomen) and 20th century (in the specific modern sense): from Greek lapara (see ... (23 of 25 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/laparoscopy

Oxford Dictionary:

laparoscopy | laparoscopies [plural]

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: Greek lapara "flank" + "-scopy"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/laparoscopy

American Heritage Dictionary:

laparoscopy | laparoscopies [plural]

Origin: Greek laparā, flank; see "laparoscope" + "-scopy".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/laparoscopy

Wiktionary:

laparoscopy [medicine] | laparoscopies [plural]

Origin: laparo- + -scopy, after German Laparoskopie.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/laparoscopy

Encarta Dictionary:

laparoscopy | laparoscopies [plural]

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: Greek lapara "flank"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861677943​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

laparoscopy [countable/uncountable, medical] | laparoscopies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "laparoscopy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/laparoscopy

Macmillan American Dictionary:

laparoscopy [countable/uncountable, medical] | laparoscopies [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "laparoscopy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/laparoscopy

the Free Dictionary:

laparoscopy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "laparoscopy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "laparoscopy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "laparoscopy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/laparoscopy

Google Dictionary:

laparoscopy | laparoscopies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "laparoscopy"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

laparoscopy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "laparoscopy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=laparo​02 word=laparoscopy

YourDictionary Audio:

laparoscopy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "laparoscopy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/laparoscopy

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