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Dictionary entry overview: What does laparotomy mean?
• LAPAROTOMY (noun)
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
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("laparotomy" is a kind of...):
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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