laparotomy


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lap·a·rot·o·my

 (lăp′ə-rŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. lap·a·rot·o·mies
Surgical incision into the abdominal wall, especially into the flank.

[Greek laparā, flank; see laparoscope + -tomy.]

laparotomy

(ˌlæpəˈrɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
1. (Surgery) surgical incision through the abdominal wall, esp to investigate the cause of an abdominal disorder
2. (Surgery) surgical incision into the loin
[C19: from Greek lapara flank, from laparos soft + -tomy]

lap•a•rot•o•my

(ˌlæp əˈrɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
a surgical incision through the abdominal wall.
[1875–80]

laparotomy

Surgery to make an incision in the abdominal wall for surgery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laparotomy - surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs
surgical incision, incision, section - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
laparoscopy - laparotomy performed with a laparoscope that makes a small incision to examine the abdominal cavity (especially the ovaries and Fallopian tubes)
Translations

laparotomy

[ˌlæpəˈrɒtəmɪ] Nlaparotomía f

laparotomy

nLaparotomie f

lap·a·rot·o·my

n. laparotomía, incisión y abertura del abdomen.

laparotomy

n (pl -mies) laparotomía; exploratory — laparotomía exploradora
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