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 Dictionary entry overview: What does laparotomy mean? 

  The noun LAPAROTOMY has 1 sense:

1. surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs

  Familiarity information: LAPAROTOMY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("laparotomy" is a kind of...):

incision; section; surgical incision (the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "laparotomy"):

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

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