laparotomy: a surgical incision through the flank or loin or, less precisely, the abdominal wall, as for the purpose of exploring the morphology of the internal reproductive organs.

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Lap`a*rot"o*my (?), n. [Gr. loins + to cut.] Surg.

A cutting through the walls of the abdomen, as in the Caesarean section.


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