laparotomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: 1878 surgical incision of the abdominal wall

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  • Laparotomy — Intervention Abdominal cavity ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

  • Laparotomy — Lap a*rot o*my, n. [Gr. ? loins + te mnein to cut.] (Surg.) A cutting through the walls of the abdomen, as in the C[ae]sarean section. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laparotomy — [lap΄ə rät′ə mē] n. pl. laparotomies [ LAPARO + TOMY] a surgical incision into the abdomen …   English World dictionary

  • Laparotomy — An operation to open the abdomen. The word laparotomy was first used to designate this operation in 1878 by an English surgeon, Thomas Bryant. The word has an interesting derivation. It was compounded from Greek roots lapara referring to the soft …   Medical dictionary

  • laparotomy — UK [ˌlæpəˈrɒtəmɪ] / US [ˌlæpəˈrɑtəmɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms laparotomy : singular laparotomy plural laparotomies medical a cut that is made in the stomach in order to examine the inside of it …   English dictionary

  • laparotomy — n. a surgical incision into the abdominal cavity. The operation is done to examine the abdominal organs as a help to diagnosis; for example, to establish the spread of a tumour (exploratory laparotomy) or as a prelude to major surgery, for… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • laparotomy — /lap euh rot euh mee/, n., pl. laparotomies. Surg. 1. incision through the abdominal wall. 2. incision into the loin, esp. for access to the abdominal cavity. [1875 80; LAPARO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • laparotomy — noun The surgical procedure for making an incision in the abdominal wall to gain access into the abdominal cavity. Performed either as exploratory surgery, or as the first step in an abdominal operation. Syn: coeliotomy …   Wiktionary

  • laparotomy —  Surgical incision into the abdominal wall …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • laparotomy — n. small incision made in the wall of the stomach …   English contemporary dictionary

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