Definition of "laparoscopy" []

  • An operation in which a laparoscope is used, as in an examination of the liver or the surgical treatment of endometriosis. (noun)
  • A medical instrument consisting of a tube that is inserted through the abdominal wall and illuminated to enable a doctor to view the internal organs (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "laparoscopy" in a sentence
  • "Overall, the study found that a surgeon’s video-game skills, or lack thereof, explained 31 percent of the variance in laparoscopy performance."
  • "We understand they are carrying out a laparoscopy, which is a procedure where they insert a tube into his body to remove any obstructions."
  • "In many instances, a laparoscopy is an outpatient procedure that doctors can perform in their own office or clinic."