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lap•a•ro•scope



Pronunciation: (lap'ur-u-skōp"), [key]
n. Surg.
a flexible fiberoptic instrument, passed through a small incision in the abdominal wall and equipped with biopsy forceps, an obturator, scissors or the like, with which to examine the abdominal cavity or perform minor surgery.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

laparo-laparoscopy
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